There are 45 million people in this country unemployed. God knows how many others who are under employed- as was pointed out either on another thread or in the news, maybe both, thier numbers are not counted because they are working. There are those unemployed who have stopped looking for jobs. Walmart knows who it's targeted buyers are- those who can not afford Neiman Marcus. Walmart may be a business- business/retail, so how is this any different from these healthcare CEO's who are currently employed by the big healthcare systems of this country? I think Walmart at least is more honest about it and will give it a good go. Who stands to loose- certainly not the people who can only afford to shop Walmart now. Walmart hascurrently, as it is pointed out, a Pharamcy in their stores, they have vision centers- patrons of these vison centers can get their eye exam, and glasses from walmart- My kids do, I've done it. Mollen immunization clinic give seasonal flu vaccines in walmarts- I've done them too- they are staffed by both LPN's and RN's( only licensed nurses). I think it's brilliant of walmart to recognize who shops their store but those of us who cannot afford Neiman Marcus and keep informed about the economic climate of this country, keep informed about the Health care reform bill, how Obama gave $122 billion to preventive and primary health care in the spring of 2010 and knows that is a spit in the bucket compared to the massive numbers in this country who are without healthcare insurance because they can not afford it but who are going to be needing a place to go for healthcare when the low cost insurance options become more broadly known and available. If Walmart can offer healthcare insuracne on an unemployment budget- Walmart has something there. An it's going to make the reining kings and queens of the healthcare industry look exactly like what they are- greedy, over inflated and over priced for the current economic climate. "Why didn't they think of that sooner" philosopy. The "why an I paying BCBS,amerihelth, united, cigna etc $2300/mo for my family coverge when I can get it at Walmart for WHAT price.?" Maybe then the mass joe public will wake up to how greedy and royally screwed they have been by their country"s healthcare sysytem. Who is going to be able to acommodate all these new found patients? - The small private practice down the road, government run clinics that aren't built yet and that are going to cost taxpayer dollars? hense raise taxes. I'm reserving judgment- If Walmart can offer me affordable health insurance( not $550/month for 20/80 and mucho out of pocket copays) and affordable healthcare- yearly visits, blood work,mammos, preventive med and wellness- and competent care of chronic disease should I develop one- Where do I sign up. One thing I don't want to see- is any large healthcare system horning in and screwing up the works like they have done so well in the hospitals.