Walgreen has announced plans to offer FREE healthcare to unemployed/uninsured folks:
Walgreen will offer free clinic visits to the unemployed and uninsured for the rest of the year, providing tests and routine treatment for minor ailments through its walk-in clinics, though patients will still pay for prescriptions.
Walgreen said patients who lose their job and health insurance after March 31 will be able to get free treatment at its in-store Take Care clinics for respiratory problems, allergies, infections and skin conditions, among other ailments. Typically those treatments cost $59 or more for patients with no insurance.
Smart marketing by Walgreen. They get the prescription buys from the clinic visits, plus people like me will be Walgreen fans, and more likely to shop there.
And given current stats, they’ll certainly have plenty of takers for this offer…