Wal-Mart's (WMT) entry into the primary healthcare provider business promises the sort of...

Wal-Mart's (WMT) entry into the primary healthcare provider business promises the sort of disruptive action the industry needs," writes healthcare tech consultant Rip Emerson. Traditional providers, many making newspaper industry mistakes, need to recognize this. "Competition that crushes flawed business models comes from unexpected places."

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  • untrusting investor
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    Now that sounds interesting. Perhaps finally some real competition in healthcare.
    22 Nov 2011, 03:48 PM Reply Like
  • wyostocks
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    Could be interesting. Could the same roadblocks that thwarted the bank pop up here again?
    22 Nov 2011, 03:52 PM Reply Like
  • Art Trader
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    Primary healthcare provider? Perhaps the next Wal-Mart Baby will be a scheduled delivery!
    22 Nov 2011, 04:31 PM Reply Like
  • UAflyer
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    At this point, the PX and Commissary should be outsourced to Walmart, along with VA paperwork. Everyone would win with lower prices and existing employees would be paid better with a career transferable worldwide. It would be a great budget buster proposal from Leon Panetta that could save an entire acquisition program in savings
    22 Nov 2011, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • azsaman
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    How about Walmart replacing the USPS? They have enough stores in enough areas to handle it. Every American shops there for SOMETHING! Probably go there more often that they do their own mailbox.
    24 Nov 2011, 04:52 PM Reply Like
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