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Nov 17, '11Wal-Mart and others who are doing $4 or free prescriptions are using them as a loss leader. Get people in the store to save a few dollars on their prescription, make more than a few dollars while those people are in the store "anyway" and they buy other things.
It works on me, I'm not ashamed to admit. I've got a prescription that's cheaper at $4 per month or $10 per 3 months at Kroger than it would be with my mail in pharmacy. So I take that one to Kroger. And end up spending $50 while I'm there.
Nov 17, '11As an ER nurse, if it keeps even a 1/4th of the ********ters away, I'm all for it. We can't handle all the people that are coming through our doors.
Nov 17, '11Quote from JolieDoes this post even IMPLY that Walmart is the only buyer of questional quality drugs? NO, We all are forced to buy generics without the freedom of buying one generic brand over the other. I would prefer to buy a generic made in North America.You believe that Wal-Mart manufactures their own generic prescription drugs in a sweat shop in some third world country, while every other pharmacy chain purchases only clean, pure medicines made in shiny facilities in North Jersey? Really?
Nov 17, '11Quote from subeeYes, it does. At least that's how I read it.Does this post even IMPLY that Walmart is the only buyer of questional quality drugs? NO, We all are forced to buy generics without the freedom of buying one generic brand over the other. I would prefer to buy a generic made in North America.
I don't know where you shop, but my pharmacy clearly identifies the manufacturer of generic drugs. Have you asked and shopped around?
I don't know of anyone who is forced to purchase anything. If you're not happy with the source of generic medications, feel free to pay for the name brand. Or ask your physician for an alternate medication. I'm sure your pharmacy will be happy to accomodate. Or do without. All your choice.
Nov 17, '11I think Walmart's idea is brilliant- I think it will make the CEO's of these healthcare systems look like just what they are- greedy,self serving, and it will be beating them at their own game. WalMart will still be turning a profit. If it sells health insurance - again it will make the insurance co's like bad also- greedy, self serving. Those who want to continue to buy a HMO at the BCBS price- enjoy. I'm going to Wal mart, and have money left over to buy a new HDTV- biggie siz, some fun stuff. I might even have enough money for down payment on the mcMansion next to the Hospital CEO- with myWalmart $1 solar landscape lights in the driveway!!!( just to pee him off- payback are a -----)
Dec 12, '11Quote from netglowWould that include the "high-end" hospital in Kolkata, India, where many, many patients were recently killed in a horrible fire?
Heck, I saw something about India and how well they have placed the groundwork for affordable high-end procedure-based care. They have complete focus. If I can find some kind of link to the video, I'll post it. It might have been MSNBC or 20/20 or something similar.
The article I read said that the doctors were the first ones out of the building, leaving the bedbound patients.
I guess that is what a true, profit-motive person would do, right? There's no profit in providing a safe building, as long as people don't know about it, or in rescuing patients from a fire, right?
So just how do enforced regulations contribute to the bottom line?
I really think that when profit-taking and health care get together, a monster is created.
Tell me, how can sick people be profitable - no way for that to happen.