Wal-Mart's Generic Prescriptions Are Almost Free
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 5, 2009 – Today in Michigan Walmart announced a pilot program that will offer a 90-day supply of 300 generic prescriptions, each for $10 via free mail delivery. Beginning today, from Detroit to Grand Rapids to Alpena, Michiganders across the state will be able to take advantage of this new affordable pharmacy program from Walmart by calling 1-800-2REFILL. Additionally, Walmart’s free mail delivery program has no gimmicks, no memberships and no enrollment fees. This announcement signals Walmart’s commitment to help consumers save money on prescriptions regardless of whether or not they live close to a Walmart pharmacy location.
Dr. John Agwunobi, Walmart’s president of the health and wellness division said "Our $10 mail delivery prescription pilot program is a reflection of Walmart’s commitment to drive unnecessary costs out of the health care system so Americans can live healthier, better lives. Now regardless of whether consumers in Michigan have a Walmart pharmacy in their local community or not, we can help save them money.”
In addition to the 300 generic prescriptions for $10 each, Walmart’s free mail delivery program provides access to more than 3,000 other affordable brand and generic prescriptions, making it convenient for Michiganders to fill all their prescriptions via one simple and affordable program, especially if they don’t live near a Walmart store or Sam’s Club pharmacy.
This new initiative builds on the successful $4 prescription program which to date has saved customers more than $2 billion dollars on their prescriptions, including more than $43 million in Michigan. The company expects this savings number to continue to grow with the addition of this new pilot program.
MP: Maybe instead of turning over America's health care system to the federal government, we should turn it over to Wal-Mart.