WALMART DISRUPTS THE HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE!
Giant retailer Walmart just opened up its first first health clinic in a Georgia store. Here’s what I love about this innovation:
Comprehensive primary care: primary medical, dental, vision, and mental health care are provided.
Professional staffing: the clinic is staffed with medical professionals capable of handling everything from immunizations to counseling sessions to lab testing to X-rays.
Affordable pricing: the facility will take insurance plans; however, the services are priced so reasonably, many people will be able to pay out of pocket.
Transparency: the price of each service has been published.
Best of all, it’s the free market at work!
“Walmart Health is proof that the private sector can deliver high-quality, transparently priced health care services without government intervention,” says Elise Amez-Droz, a health care policy associate at the Mercatus Center, a think tank based at George Mason University. “The best way to cater to our varying needs is to let patients have the final say in their health care decisions, shopping for better value and reaping the benefits in the form of better care and savings.”