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Shelley Elmblad

Wal-Mart and Your Medical Expenses

By September 25, 2006

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Late last week, Wal-Mart announced that it will start discounting generic prescription drugs in the Tampa, Florida area by offering 291 generic medications for $4 per prescription fill. The plan is to offer this program nationwide next year, and Target has announced that it will compete with Wal-Mart by matching prices on the select prescriptions. Walgreens hasn't responded to this at all yet, but CVS has released a comment mentioning that the medications Wal-mart will deeply discount represent only about 10% of the generic prescriptions CVS stocks and they feel they offer customers competitive prices and greater convenience through a wide network of stores.

I don't have to tell you that the healthcare costs in the United States are skyrocketing, which is sadly to the biggest detriment of the uninsured. Even those who have insurance struggle with higher deductibles and lower coverage, and all consumers need to be selective when shopping for health care providers of any kind. This puts a big burden on those with large families and on those who have chronic health issues. One way of managing health care costs is to use Quicken Medical Expense Manager. With Quicken Medical Expense Manager, you not only have a means to manage medical and health care bills, but insurance coverage and claims as well.

More: Quicken Medical Expense Manager Review | Software for Health Care Spending Accounts

Related: Wal-mart's Global Footprint

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