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Old 04-06-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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Walgreens Offering Free Healthcare For Jobless, Uninsured

Walgreen's offers free health care for jobless

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Old 04-06-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: chicagoland
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Walgreens Offering Free Healthcare For Jobless, Uninsured

Walgreen's offers free health care for jobless

- posted this in the Employment forum, thought people may need it here, too.

This is one of the funniest things I've ever read! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone who falls for this is not very bright and/or extremely gullable! The service is free (which costs nothing anyway) but you still must pay for the perscriptions!!!

With so many people becoming more proactive with their health and healthcare and trying the alternative and natural methods (which work!) places like Walgreens are starting to suffer financially. what better way to lure the unsuspecting, uninsured, poor, trusting and/or elderly into believing you really care when the reality is they are trying to "up sales!"

Burn Walgreens!
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Better then nothing for most uninsured I guess.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: chicagoland
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Better then nothing for most uninsured I guess.

I wouldn't be so sure about that!

These drugs will cause more problems in the long run, which means more care and more drugs are needed. It might end up costing them more money and possibley their lives and health in the long run.

I wonder about the medical record taking that is sooo very important. I wonder I wonder I wonder.

I know one thing for sure, I will NEVER let someone I love go to one of those death traps for care.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I doubt the drugs will cause more problems in the long run, except maybe if they steer them towards name brands instead of generics. Unless you are saying all pharma will make people sicker, which is psychotic...I would love to go back to the 1900's when dysentery and staph killed people instead of being a minor annoyance (excluding MRSA). If you're sick and need antibiotics, or rescue inhalers for your asthma, or any other short basis clinic care it will save some money.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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This is one of the funniest things I've ever read! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone who falls for this is not very bright and/or extremely gullable! The service is free (which costs nothing anyway) but you still must pay for the perscriptions!!!

With so many people becoming more proactive with their health and healthcare and trying the alternative and natural methods (which work!) places like Walgreens are starting to suffer financially. what better way to lure the unsuspecting, uninsured, poor, trusting and/or elderly into believing you really care when the reality is they are trying to "up sales!"

Burn Walgreens!
What alternate universe do you live in where "many people are being more proactive with there health" or where "alternative methods" ( ie unproven and typically worthless) will cure strep throat or prevent a UTI form turning into a potential pyelonephritis??

As for the "service being free(which costs nothing anyways)" Also looking for an explanation of this since I have yet to see another urgent care center or physician office offer "free diagnoses and treatment recommendations". Must be something unique to Elmhurst.

I could see the tinfoil hat crowd looking for conspiracies everywhere but this is really over the top. Is Walgreen's looking for good PR and potentially boosting the bottom line? Probably.....

Is there anything wrong with a pharmacy offering minute clinic services where an NP can look in your throat and do a rapid strep or a quick urinalysis and determine if an antibiotic might be helpful??? Ummmm.....no

Is there anything wrong with a pharmacy chain offering these services for free( and no they aren't USUALLY FREE) in these economic times to those in need who might otherwise forego treatment?? Again, that would be a big NO
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: chicagoland
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What alternate universe do you live in where "many people are being more proactive with there health" or where "alternative methods" ( ie unproven and typically worthless) will cure strep throat or prevent a UTI form turning into a potential pyelonephritis??

As for the "service being free(which costs nothing anyways)" Also looking for an explanation of this since I have yet to see another urgent care center or physician office offer "free diagnoses and treatment recommendations". Must be something unique to Elmhurst.

I could see the tinfoil hat crowd looking for conspiracies everywhere but this is really over the top. Is Walgreen's looking for good PR and potentially boosting the bottom line? Probably.....

Is there anything wrong with a pharmacy offering minute clinic services where an NP can look in your throat and do a rapid strep or a quick urinalysis and determine if an antibiotic might be helpful??? Ummmm.....no

Is there anything wrong with a pharmacy chain offering these services for free( and no they aren't USUALLY FREE) in these economic times to those in need who might otherwise forego treatment?? Again, that would be a big NO

Good luck with that
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