Forbes reports that "Walmart disclosed plans Wednesday to open more 'Walmart Health' centers in the lucrative Florida market beginning next year as the retail giant looks to expand low cost healthcare services to tens of thousands of its customers."
The story says that "more details will be disclosed later on specific locations, but the Jacksonville market will be the first in the state to see a Walmart Health center, the company said. A Walmart spokeswoman said the new centers 'will build on the features and services' of the three facilities in Georgia and fourth in Arkansas 'as well as future locations in Illinois,' that Walmart CEO Doug McMillon mentioned in Chicago a month ago."
- KC's View:
Florida would seem to be an ideal market for this concept. In fact, 2020 would seem to be an idea market for this concept … which is why Walmart, Amazon, CVS and even Walgreens are spending a lot of time and money trying to reinvent a health care system that will be accessible, affordable and a competitive advantage.