Scott will announce a major expansion of Wal-Martâ€™s in-store health clinics program. Over the next two to three years, Wal-Mart intends to open 400 more in-store health clinics. Scott will also announce that Wal-Mart customers have saved $290 million thanks to Wal-Martâ€™s $4 generic prescription drug plan. Nearly 30% of those prescriptions were filled without insurance.
As Iâ€™ve written on the Health business blog, Iâ€™m hopeful that Wal-Mart can save the US health care system by making it unnecessary to have health insurance for routine expenses. Iâ€™m looking forward to the speech.
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