What we’re about to hear

From my post on the World Health Care blog
Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott will deliver the closing address in a few minutes. If you can’t wait to hear what he’ll have to say, you can check out today’s press release or read the whole speech here.

Scott will announce a major expansion of Wal-Mart’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-Mart’s $4 generic prescription drug plan. Nearly 30% of those prescriptions were filled without insurance.

As I’ve written on the Health business blog, I’m hopeful that Wal-Mart can save the US health care system by making it unnecessary to have health insurance for routine expenses. I’m looking forward to the speech.

The text is attached.

April 24, 2007

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