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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fix Your Coffee First, Worry About Socialized Healthcare Later

I like the newly reinstated Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as a business executive. In fact, I'm probably one of the few people who thinks Starbucks is poised for a turn-a-round; but I could do with out overly dramatic statements like this:
What happened to your crusade for universal health care?

We were the first retailer in America to provide comprehensive health care to every employee, including part-timers. I've been fighting for health care for Americans for quite some time and have been to Capitol Hill a number of times. Obviously, [we're in] a Presidential election year, and there's not going to be much done until there's a new Administration. But if there's one thing that I think is the fracturing of the humanity of America, it's the fact that 50 million Americans do not have health insurance.
Look, I get that businesses have a motivation to see the government take over paying for health care, but that doesn't make any less of a bad idea.

It won't be much longer until the choice to NOT have health insurance will be taken away from individuals.

Interview here.

Disclaimer: I own a minuscule position of Starbucks stock, and occasionally enjoy buy an espresso from the Starbucks in my Safeway.

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