Worst Company In America 2008 "Sweet 16": Wal-Mart VS WellPoint

Here’s your fifth “Sweet 16” match-up: #3 Wal-Mart VS #51 Wellpoint

Here’s what some of you had to say about these two companies:

“I knew they pushed manufacturers to lesser quality items for their stores, but I was not expecting this to trickle down to frozen pizza. I know they have committed greater evils, but man, screwing with a DiGiorno should be punishable by death.”

“I bought a GE Skillet from them a while back and it was a piece of shit. To find out why, I checked the box and it said something like “made for Wal-Mart” and ever since then, when I do venture into Wal-Mart I always check for that label.”

“Personal information that may have included Social Security numbers and pharmacy or medical data for about 128,000 WellPoint Inc. customers in several states was exposed online over the past year, the health insurer said Tuesday.”

“$2600 root canal – they covered about $435. filling? $16. right, like any licensed dentist is going to do a filling for $16.”

This is a post in our Worst Company In America 2008 series. The companies nominated for this honor were chosen by you, the readers. Keep track of all the goings on at consumerist.com/tag/worst-company-in-america.

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