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Walmart wants to be your government health care provider

• The Hals Report
It looks like Walmart is interested in the business of healthcare. Earlier this week, the superstore decided to begin offering a large list of medical services which include basic prevention and management of chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease, according to a document obtained by NPR and Kaiser Health News. Since Walmart stopped offering healthcare benefits to part time employees, the corporation began looking for investors. Their goal, to become the largest provider of primary healthcare services in the nation. Walmart spokeswoman Tara Raddohl confirmed the proposal on Tuesday, but declined to elaborate on specifics. In a statement released by Dr. John Agwunobi, a senior vice president of Walmart, he claims the firm is “not building a national, integrated low-cost primary health care platform.” Although Dr. Agwunobi claims this is not the case, the request goes on to ask firms to spell out their expertise in a wide variety of areas, including managing and monito

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