Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Ongoing Expansion of Retail Healthcare Clinics

DENVER--Take Care Health Systems, one of the largest managers of convenient care clinics and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG), has opened three Take Care Health Clinics at Walgreens drugstores in the Denver area. The clinics are walk-in, professional health care centers open seven days a week with extended evening and weekend hours.

Denver is the first Colorado market to have Take Care Health Clinics. Additional locations will open in the Denver area soon. Future expansion is planned for the state later this year. Take Care Health Systems plans to open more than 400 clinics at Walgreens drugstores by the end of 2008.

Comment: While politicians in Washington and the three presidential candidates dream up the next grandiose government healthcare reform to address rising healthcare costs, the most effective, affordable and convenient market-based healthcare solutions might be right around the corner, at your local Walgreens. Let a 1,000 retail healthcare clinics bloom. No, make that 10,000.

8 Comments:

At 5/07/2008 9:56 AM, Anonymous Machiavelli999 said...

Lets think about the five areas where high costs have really soared over the last 10 years:

Education, Medical Care, Housing, Food, Energy.

What do these five fields have in common? They are the five fields where government works the most to lower costs and are coincedentally where costs have risen the most. SHOCKER!

It seemed like a good idea to subsidize people's healthcare and education. Nope, all it did was increase the cost of the two.

It seemed like a good idea to subsidize small farmers and to "secure the food supply". Nope, all it did was lower the supply of food and increase the cost of food.

It seemed like a good idea to restrict oil companies and to nationalize them. Nope, all it did was lower oil supply, reduce energy companies' effeciency and increase the cost.

I laugh at all of this. Because if I didn't, I would cry.

 
At 5/07/2008 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many times have we heard this:

"But they are just trying to help. You have to look at the government's intentions, not its results."

Makes me want to puke.

 
At 5/07/2008 11:28 AM, Anonymous Zachary A. said...

Professor Perry,

I have noticed a common flaw in your blog posts – they typically use common sense. When politicians, busybodies, or other self aggrandizing individuals get together, irrationality almost always supersedes any level of prudence. Thus, many of your ideas seem to be dated and from a time when people actually thought about the consequences of their actions. Unfortunately for you, that time has passed.

So in the future please try to post items that take into account the sheer ignorance, arrogance, and/or idiocy of those who run our country.

 
At 5/07/2008 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

to add to Zachary comment's:


yeah, and give us more Brittney and Paris news. Don't you know that's whats really important!

 
At 5/07/2008 12:41 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"So in the future please try to post items that take into account the sheer ignorance, arrogance, and/or idiocy of those who run our country"...

OUTSTANDING!

 
At 5/08/2008 1:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...the most effective, affordable and convenient market-based healthcare solutions might be right around the corner, at your local Walgreens."

Bwahahahaha you are too funny Professor Mark! Is Walgreens having a sale on cancer treatment anytime soon? How about bypass surgery?

 
At 5/08/2008 3:41 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"Walgreens having a sale on cancer treatment anytime soon?"...

Yet another needlessly stupid comment...

Everyday Walgreen's has various drugs (no name varients) on sale for cancer patients...

I'll volunteer to give you some bypass surgery... Just let me heat up the edge of my pocket knife blade and I'll be with you in a minute...

 
At 5/08/2008 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'll volunteer to give you some bypass surgery... Just let me heat up the edge of my pocket knife blade and I'll be with you in a minute..."

juandos you are so typical of a middle aged man that lives in his mothers garage.

 

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