Retailers offer free prescriptions for healthcare enrollees

On Monday (Dec. 30) Walgreens announced it would provide 30-day supplies of free prescriptions to the backlogged Obamacare customers who have not yet received a plan identification number.

A day later, Wal-Mart also stepped up to the plate offering the same deal for those enrollees in the new healthcare exchanges made unavailable in recent weeks as part of the new law which kicks in Jan. 1.

“Customers who have signed up for the public health exchanges should be able to access their benefits immediately. That’s why, starting tomorrow(Jan. 1) through the end of January, we will fill up to a 30-day supply of prescriptions with no upfront cost to customers who have enrolled but have not yet received their plan identification information from their insurance providers, said John Agwunobi, president, health wellness for Walmart U.S.

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Both retailers said their pharmacists could also provide assistance in verifying enrollment


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