Looks like toilet paper isn't the only cheap thing you'll be able to get at Sam's Club.
The warehouse wholesale retailer owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it will begin offering a $99 health screening plan for members.
Huh. What is that?
According to Sam's Club, it is "a personalized, step-by-step health management program" that will help customers identify potential health issues. But the retailer said it is not a replacement for health insurance.
The package includes an online health risk assessment, which the retailer said will generate a personalized prevention plan that "explains and prioritizes your health risks and recommends the steps you should take to improve your health."
Hmm.. sounds interesting. We do have our doctor for that, though...
But the package also includes at-home blood screening tests, more than 20 online health education programs and other tools.
That's actually kind of cool!
"Through our member insights, we know our members want to stay in control of their health," Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president of Sam's Club Health and Wellness, said in a news release. "We're proud to offer these simple health solutions, including free health screenings along with great products like The Prevention Plan, so our members can maintain control of their health decisions, minimize health risks and keep health care costs low for their families, employees and themselves."
The program is designed and offered by U.S. Preventive Medicine, a privately owned company that provides preventive health care tools.
Not sure if we're going to rush to the nearest Sam's and sign up just yet, but it is kind of interesting. A small step perhaps?
Our health care may not be getting better just yet, but at least we have Sam's now!
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