Amazon introduces Prime discount for Medicaid recipients

Amazon is taking aim at Walmart by offering a 54 percent discount on Prime memberships for Medicaid recipients

Amazon announced Wednesday that it will offer a low-priced version of its Amazon Prime membership program to qualifying Medicaid recipients.

For the same price of $5.99 per month, Amazon offers Prime memberships to any USA customer with a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card - the card that's used to disburse funds for assistance programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC).

In order to qualify for the discounted rate, Amazon shoppers will have to provide the e-commerce giant with a valid Medicaid card or otherwise prove their status as a recipient of the government-provided health insurance program for low-income households. Cancel anytime.In addition to free two day shipping, a Prime membership offers other perks including thousands of movies and TV shows, over two million songs, exclusive deals, free two hour shipping with Prime Now, discounts on subscriptions, and more. Walmart, meanwhile, accounts for 18% of annual spending through the food stamps program, which is formally called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. When the program launched a year ago, it was open to customers with an EBT card.

The move could also help Amazon siphon customers from Walmart, a major competitor that's focused for years on providing services for lower-income customers. In cases like this, we can look at Prime as something of a loss leader for the company, with the idea being that a subscription to Prime encourages users to do more of their shopping through Amazon.

Tech's biggest takeover could be blocked by the United States government
Treasury also cited Qualcomm's contracts with USA government agencies with national security responsibilities. Broadcom, however, is based in Singapore and is in the process of reincorporating in the US.

In that regard, offering a social benefit for people who may have more challenges getting to a store or affording faster shipping could become sound business, too, said Avi Greengart, an analyst at Global Data.

Customers will need to renew their membership every year and the lower rate will only be available for four years for each customer. The Prime promo price is only available to adult Medicaid cardholders.

"I think customers that have tried this plan have seen enormous value from it", he added.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Seahawks Trade Defensive End Michael Bennett To Eagles
Mar 08, 2018 - 01:04
The Eagles have a rotation that will consist of Bennett, Graham, Barnett, Long, and possibly Steven Means at defensive end. Given his ability to move inside and play defensive tackle, Bennett was arguably one of the best values in football.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CDC: Increases in Opioid-Involved Overdoses in All Five US Regions
Mar 08, 2018 - 01:01
This report contains crucial new information regarding opioid overdoses and how to respond, according to Schuchat . The increases were prevalent in both men and women of all age groups in all regions, according to the report .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gender Ministry hosts free International Women's Day Concert
Mar 08, 2018 - 01:01
That's why I've launched my campaign #BehindEveryGreatCity which will shine a light on gender inequality and try to drive change. Subsequent International Women's Day protests demanded workplace safety regulations and remembered those who lost their lives.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Deezer music streaming service now supports Alexa voice control
Mar 08, 2018 - 00:59
One user suggested the issue likely stemmed from a misheard command or conversation that Alexa interpreted as a command. Amazon confirmed on Wednesday that devices enabled with its smart assistant are emitting disturbing cackles.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Washington Becomes First State To Sign Net Neutrality Bill Into Law
Mar 07, 2018 - 11:52
It should come as no surprise that a progressive, technologically-savvy state, Washington, is setting up its own net-neutrality rules.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Deal reached on raise for West Virginia teachers, governor says
Mar 07, 2018 - 11:51
A legislative conference committee was appointed to resolve differences between bills in the House and Senate. A spokeswoman from the Department of Education did not respond to an email seeking comment.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The new Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo will be built in 2019
Mar 07, 2018 - 11:51
There's also an air-channelling roof spoiler, and continuous light strip at the rear - both now established Porsche design cues. The Mission E Cross Turismo is a concept conceived to directly compete with Tesla's Model X once it reaches production form.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Expert Explains Tillerson's Africa Trip Goals
Mar 07, 2018 - 11:48
The department expressed hope that African countries now with democratically elected governments will not have transitions through undemocratic means.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump administration sues California for its sanctuary state legislation
Mar 07, 2018 - 11:48
Another stops local governments from contracting with for-profit companies and ICE to hold immigrants. California is suing to force the administration to release one such grant.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ESPN's Joe Lunardi: Texas one of last four teams in NCAA Tournament
Mar 07, 2018 - 11:47
Tickets for those games will go on sale following Monday's formal announcement of the tournament bracket and host sites. This is the eighth straight year of Turner Sports and CBS Sports' marriage of broadcasting the NCAA Tournament.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Porn star Stormy Daniels sues Trump over alleged affair, agreement
Mar 07, 2018 - 11:47
The Journal noted that the gap between the payment and City National's internal investigation of it, almost one year, was unusual. Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen facilitated a $130,000 payment to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump's wealth has fallen for second year running
Mar 07, 2018 - 11:46
Sixty-seven percent of the 2018 list are self-made billionaires and a record 255 women are included in this year's rankings. Gates, who co-founded Microsoft in 1975, first made the Forbes billionaire list in 1988, at $1.4 billion.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Texas Democrats Outpoll Republicans in Early Primary Voting
Mar 07, 2018 - 11:46
Democratic hopes are high for the fall, after early primary voting saw Democratic turnout more than double from four years ago. Flip-flop: This seat has flipped parties in recent years, with the back-to-back ousting of incumbents since 2006.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Joe Scarborough Says Nunberg 'Completely Abandoned' by Trump Campaign
Mar 07, 2018 - 11:43
A spokesman for the special counsel's office declined to comment. "I'm not cooperating", Nunberg said. "Let him arrest me". Nunberg is the first witness in the ongoing federal Russian Federation investigation to openly promise to defy a subpoena.

New NCAA tournament selection show format will reveal teams in alphabetical order
Mar 07, 2018 - 11:42
The brackets will be revealed after the initial team announcements, and the entire bracket will be revealed within the first hour. Some good things don't need tinkering with, and the NCAA Selection Show has traditionally been one of them.