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Game Changer? Walmart's Healthcare Experiment Has Begun


I live in exactly the right location to see the outcome of a grand experiment. The pilot Walmart Supercenter is located in Dallas, Georgia. So am I.

On Friday the 13th, the CEO of Walmart cut the ribbon at the grand opening. Sadly, I only learned about this grand opening on the morning of September 14. There had been no publicity while the store was being remodeled over the last 12 months.

So, what you are about to read is based on original research conducted on the cheap on the afternoon of September 14.

1. A Right-Hand Turn

I live in a subdivision that is close to a state highway. The subdivision is surrounded by trees. It is quiet. We cannot hear the traffic. But the highway is centrally located … now more than ever.

My house is about 60 seconds from the highway. When I pull out of the subdivision, I can turn either right or left.

If I turn to the right and drive approximately 1.7 miles, I arrive at the Walmart Supercenter.

I walked into this Supercenter through a new wing: Walmart Health. There, I found a health care delivery system that is far more comprehensive than the standard walk-in clinics that have sprung up in America's mini-malls. Here is what is available.

Primary care



Labs & x-rays

Health screening



Fitness & nutrition

Health insurance education & enrollment

I have seen it. I am impressed.

Here is Walmart's press release.