Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has been struggling to emerge as a health-care service provider, a bizarre idea from a certain perspective. However, it managed to kill two birds with one stone: it made better conditions for its small republic of 2.2 million employees and made the same services available for the broader public. FOX’s Charles Payne dwelt into the matter and found out that the stone got momentum and is heading towards the state, in particular ObamaCare.
The state’s services would cost a family of four with an income of $53,000 per year about $962 in monthly pays, while at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) it will be around $160 each month. There’s more to it, the access to the facilities and specialists is on the company’s side as it makes available twice more hospitals and doctors, for the city of Chicago at least. However, before pointing fingers or starting to envy, consider the fact that the current low prices are available only for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)’s employees, the rest of us will have to face higher prices anyways. It also doesn’t mean that the retail giant could offer everybody the service at the lowest prices.
Interestingly, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)’s idea is practically as old as ObamaCare, but due to the retailer’s bad reputation few gave it credit, possibly nobody attached any major value to it. Now, there’s practically no doubt: a change must come.
“You better have a positive plan that doesn’t just take into account that ObamaCare is awful, which it is. It also has to take into account that there is real need for a health care reform in this country,” said American Enterprise Institute President, Arthur Brooks.
For start we could see some negotiations and/or cooperation between the public and private sector in the attempt of providing better services for anybody. There must be a way through which everybody benefits, for surely that’s not the easiest one, but who knows, maybe it’s easier than we think.
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