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Wal-Mart (WMT) reportedly is seeking partners to help build a range of primary care healthcare...

Wal-Mart (WMT) reportedly is seeking partners to help build a range of primary care healthcare services, including clinical care, diagnostic and preventative services, health and wellness products, without the traditionally steep prices. Two weeks ago, WMT cut employee healthcare benefits for part-time workers and raised premiums for much of its full-time staff.
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  • Charlie54
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    Think about it? Buy a X-Ray machine from China....Buy a Cat and MRI from China.....get a few Indian and Chinese doctors.....buy a blood lab and presto......discount health care at an affordable cost.....I am all in and for it....maybe it will collapse the insurance markets that have been raping us
    9 Nov 2011, 04:49 PM Reply Like
  • suomimama
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    Agreed! Most preventive care and minor ailments don't not require a doctor. In any case, this would be better than 45 million people not having any health care - just relying on their own wits.
    10 Nov 2011, 10:24 AM Reply Like
  • Machiavelli999
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    I am shocked this hasn't been declared illegal by our benevolent government. In all seriousness, if these clinics make any headway in bringing down costs, I expect lots of lobbying and lawsuits from the AMA to legislate them out of existence because of "safety concerns".

     

    However, I don't think it will even get that far. The reason you can't get cheap primary care is that unless you have a licensed doctor on staff you can't provide even the simplest of check-ups. And a licensed doctor is expensive because of the state-sponsored doctor's cartel a.k.a. AMA. So, I really don't see how Wall-Mart can change this.
    9 Nov 2011, 05:12 PM Reply Like
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