Walgreens Is Taking Health Clinics To Workplaces
Milwaukee--Walgreen Co., which rolled out its retail health clinic concept at Milwaukee-area Walgreens locations last year, is taking those services into large-company work sites with a pair of acquisitions announced Monday. Once the transactions close, Walgreens will have more than 500 work-site and retail health centers in 40 states.
Comment: Since most medical insurance is paid for by employers, it makes sense that they can probably control costs more effectively with employer-provided work-site health clinics than traditional insurance plans. In other words, if employers are going to pay for medical costs for employess, why not just provide the medical services at the worksite?