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Added Mar 08 2018

Take a look at the article below. Amazon will reduce fees to medicad and EBT people. This would be really good for those who cannot get out much and need to get quality goods at a low price.

Am old enough to remember the innovations WalMart made in the 60s and 70s. We American consumers benefited from big discounts on quality name brands.

Amazon and Walmart are going head to toe. Theory is that competition is good. I hope it does not lead to cannibalism where competition is so steep someone gets hurt.

If you know some seniors who can't get out much...on medicaid...let them know about this on your block. I will tell the ones I know on Fulton and Walnut.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/amazon-launches-low-cost-version-140054429.html

    Amazon launches a low-cost version of Prime for Medicaid recipients
    Amazon announced this morning it will offer a low-cost version of its Prime membership program to qualifying recipients of Medicaid.
    https://finance.yahoo.com
  • cadraski Concerned life long resident of Brighton Park

    Senior citizens receive Medicare and not Medicaid. The article does not indicate that they receive the benefit. That would be a shame as many really could use it. Medicaid is for other low income individuals and families receiving government assistance.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I think the target market is medicaid. If Medicare people have the EBT maybe they can qualify. It is a HUGE start to address the divides of the poverty residents with little access to quality goods and services.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Low income Medicare recipients usually have Medicaid as their secondary insurance (though many of those are being moved to managed care plans, that replace both)

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Just ordered Broan kitchen fan filter replacements. Amazon will have it day after tomorrow! Can't beat that. I am on a free 30 day trial. USPS has a key to our vestibule so we don't even have to be here for delivery. That is a huge advantage over Fed ex and UPS. First I was skeptical letting sure post (combo of private carrier and usps). Now it is a dream. Stuff is on the steps inside by our mailbox waiting for me OR in my mailbox.

    This is innovation for USPS and primary responsibility for this innovation is Amazon.

    it solves lots of delivery problems.

  • Robin is 100% correct in her post. To qualify for the discount, customers must have a valid EBT card or Medicaid card. You can apply online at Amazon, and attach copies of the required proof of benefits at: https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=16256994011

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Also, you can shop on Amazon without a Prime membership. There will be a minimum order for free delivery, and you won't get all the perks (like free video content).

    That said, with the Amazon rewards Visa card, we get 5% back on all Amazon purchases (and 1-2% back on other purchases), which more than covers the membership fee. The 5% now also applies to purchases at Whole Foods

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I hope East Garfield Park low income seniors will hook up to this good deal that would help them have access to better goods. The digital divide will slow them down. Maybe one of the grand kids will help them.

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