Why What Amazon Just Did for Medicaid and Low-Income Families Is Such a Big Deal

CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 3/30/2018, 1:58 p.m.
Amazon is once again taking initiative in the healthcare industry. In their latest efforts to alleviate healthcare costs, the online ...
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Amazon is once again taking initiative in the healthcare industry. In their latest efforts to alleviate healthcare costs, the online retail giant will now be selling Prime memberships at a discount to Medicaid recipients. Definitely a big deal for low-income families! Amazon's Prime memberships originally valued at $12.99 monthly will be given to Medicaid recipients at $5.99 per month. Aside from that, it will also provide free fast shipping, access to music, movies, and other benefits. And it surely is accessible, especially to those who have limited access to go local grocery and pharmaceutical stores. Add that to Amazon's continuous plans of improving the access to healthcare such as selling pharmaceutical prescriptions online and teaming up with medical giants.