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Steve
02-11-2008, 08:35 AM
I don't think it will be the government that will pull us out of this medical insurance disaster but Wal-Mart. I can see Wal-Mart changing the way medical assistance is given and billed in this country. Good for them for finding a way to do it cheaper and better and give all the hospitals and E.R.'s a run for their money.

What's your take on this? Do you see Wal-Mart opening more of these clinics? Will they help us all?

Wal-Mart Will Expand In-Store Medical Clinics (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/business/07clinic.html?_r=1&ref=health&oref=slogin) - Moving to upgrade its walk-in medical clinic business, Wal-Mart is set to announce on Thursday plans for several hundred new clinics at its stores, using a standardized format and jointly branded with hospitals and medical groups.

The first of the new Clinic at Wal-Mart walk-in centers, as they will be called, is to open in Little Rock, Ark., in April and be run by nurse practitioners employed by the St. Vincent Health System, a three-hospital group in central Arkansas.