Friday, November 11, 2011
Look Out Healthcare, Here Comes WalMart, Again
I just read that WalMart is getting into the primary care business, adding to their previous ventures into retail clinics and prescription drugs. They are seeking partners to propose low cost health care plans as they pursue their goal of being "the largest provider of primary care services in the nation." After singlehandedly putting Mom and Pop grocery stores, pharmacies and other small town retailers out of business, their latest target is health care. Hopefully, their efforts to take over primary care services in America will suffer from the same lack of success as their retail clinics and electronic health records. I am sorry; I can't imagine receiving medical care from WalMart. By the way, their other areas of interest in the health care arena include monitoring for asthma, sleep apnea, osteoporosis, allergies, diagnostic testing and lab services.