Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wal-Mart to Provide Low-Cost Primary Healthcare

Wal-Mart  is a godsend to the poor and middle class.  This company has become the one stop shop for affordable goods and services.  Come to find out, they’re offering primary healthcare in small markets where this service is needed.  And you wouldn’t believe the cost.

Walmart's stressing that it's designed its clinics to be customer-centric. The clinics are open about an hour longer than at competitors like MinuteClinic; at one of Walmart's Texas clinics—staffed by nurse practitioners in a partnership with QuadMed—the hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
And in line with its usual branding, Walmart's touted the low prices available in its clinics: $40 to get a walk-in check-up, and even lower costs for employees.
"For our associates and dependents on the health plan, you can come and see a provider in the Wal-Mart Care Clinic for $4. Four dollars!" Jennifer LaPerre, a company official, said last week.
"That is setting a new retail price in the health care industry," she added.

Wal-Mart needs to provide that service and price in Charlotte, NC!  I’m talking from personal experience.  Forbes Magazine  ranked the Queen City 6th most expensive in the country.  I do believe these vultures need a little competition.  

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