Wednesday, February 27, 2008

20 Ways Wal-Mart Clinics Will Affect US Healthcare

Big-box behemoth Wal-Mart has ventured into the healthcare realm, offering low-cost, walk-in clinics in more and more of its stores every day. Although Wal-Mart medicine may not sound like a great idea at first, these clinics can bring good changes to the health care industry, like insurance-free care, eased emergency rooms, and more widespread treatments.

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5 Comments:

At 2/28/2008 8:24 AM, Blogger Shawn said...

...and also a hidden benefit: that of making people realize that there is a *price* (or at least a cost) for healthcare, perhaps then putting some pressure on ER's, insurance agencies, and other doctors to do the same.

 
At 2/28/2008 10:20 AM, Anonymous dan said...

Race to the bottom:

I'm sure those who are anti-Walmart will focus on this point. Odd how low quality/low price is unacceptable but low quality/high price (i.e. socialized medicine) is acceptable.

 
At 2/28/2008 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dan...

Show me how socialized medicine is low quality/high price.

Do not give me anecdotes, do not give me single country examples. Give me some understanding how you could make such a broad statement about all socialized medicine.

 
At 2/28/2008 5:24 PM, Blogger vulcanhammer said...

A big thumbs-up for Wal-Mart for injecting some free-market into an industry that is hardly free-market and is largely dominated by federal/state governments.

 
At 2/28/2008 8:15 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"Give me some understanding how you could make such a broad statement about all socialized medicine"....

If you can't understand all the massive flaws of socialism by now then you would understand any sort of explanation regarding the ills of socialized medicine...

If you think socialized medicine is a panacea then Cuba would be your idea of paradise...

(that's a hint lad, don't let the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out)

 

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