It seems like the free market wasn’t working any more when it came to the health care market. Everyone seemed content to take in their handsome profits while prices continued to soar. That’s still true of prescription drugs that have no generic equivalents though “free prescription” programs so big pharma’s fears of regulation.
But Wal Mart’s step to offer $4 prescriptions on about 300 generics has been countered by H-E-B’s move to have a “rewards club” that offers $5 prescriptions on 500 generics. This Texas chain says their program better addresses the spectrum of health needs in Texas including heart disease, diabetes, etc.