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Economists are concerned that Walmart’s policies in the wake of its acquisition spree will exert downward pressure on health benefits throughout the e-commerce sector. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s not just purchasers of health coverage on the Affordable Care Act exchanges who need to worry about whether their benefits will disappear or whether the price will balloon beyond their ability to pay. New Walmart employees—at online retailers the retail giant has acquired—are watching their employer-sponsored health coverage disappear.


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