Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wal-Mart Shakes Up Primary Care - And The Whole System

Wal-Mart has a new take on retail clinics. These newly launched clinics will charge patients $40 for a visit — but only $4 for Wal-Mart associates. Anybody, with or without insurance, can go into one of these clinics and be seen by a qualified health professional, without the usual paperwork. Although the mega-retailer has operated clinics in its stores for a few years now, the new ones are different in a couple of ways.

Read the entire column at the Independent Institute's Beacon blog or the NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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