Walmart wants to become a healthcare service provider
Any opinions on this? Good, bad, don't care? My first thought was to just think "Walmart" and "Healthcare" in the same sentence = just plain wrong! But does anyone think this would help people find more affordable access to doctors?
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They are out to do one thing and one thing only, make a profit.
Oh, so you work for free. How generous of you to be a non-profit.
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I looked a little more into the Monroe County Family Health Center. It is a 501(c)3, I was unable to determine if the local government pitches in at all or if it is 100% paid for by private donations. They do state on their webpage that they received "generous support" from the Pocono Health System so I get the impression that it is an offshoot from them, it is apparently right across the street. Thanks for bringing it to my attention I think organizations like this should be encouraged.
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There was a sliding scale pay clinic on the news recently and I've misplaced the link, but there are a lot of them springing up.
I love the idea. They need to expand the care they can offer though. Currently you'd have a hard time getting them to help you if you got cancer. They handle smaller issues.