Amazon Discounts Prime Membership by 54% for Customers With Medicaid

Amazon Discounts Prime Membership by 54% for Customers With Medicaid

Amazon Prime memberships are now available at the special price of $5.99 per month for tens of millions of American consumers. The Amazon Prime membership gives shoppers perks such as free two-day shipping on millions of products, free photo storage and online streaming of thousands of movies and music.

Inc.is expanding its discounted Prime program, its latest salvo in a battle with Walmart Inc. for low-income shoppers.

The move from the e-commerce giant comes nine months after it said it would offer a discount on its popular Prime subscription service for shoppers who receive USA government aid.

Last summer, Amazon began offering a discount rate of $5.99 per month for Prime memberships to customers receiving government assistance.


The Medicaid connection may also stir more nerves among healthcare companies anxious about tentative moves by Amazon to sell and distribute some medical supplies and drugs.

According to the Kaiser Foundation, to be eligible for Medicaid, which varies by state and certain situations, a family of three must have a maximum income of less than $28,000. Amazon also past year began a program to deliver groceries to food-stamp recipients.

Obviously, the discounts help people save money compared to the normal cost of Amazon Prime. Customers can qualify for the program every 12 months up to four times, and Amazon has said it plans to add other ways for people on assistance to qualify in the future.

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