Walgreens Hops on the ObamaCare Bandwagon

CoverVia Jedediah Bila at Breitbart News:

Well, well, well. Check out the Walgreens website. It looks like a poster for ObamaCare.

Some quotes from the site:

“The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in 2010 to improve Americans’ access to healthcare. It expands insurance benefits and was designed to reduce the cost of healthcare for the average American.”

” The new healthcare law expands access to individuals and families who have not had or could not afford health insurance.”

“The biggest effect of the ACA is that people who previously couldn’t afford or qualify for coverage will now be able to sign up for health insurance.”

“Tax credits, expanded eligibility requirements for Medicaid and subsidies will take effect in 2014, helping those in need pay for health insurance.”

“Under the new law insurance companies are also prevented from charging people who need more healthcare, such as the elderly, pregnant women, and those with pre-existing conditions.”

The Hill reports:

Walgreens and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) launched a website Wednesday and promised to distribute brochures about ObamaCare at Walgreens stores around the country.

ObamaCare is an overstuffed bureaucratic mess that will raise costs, decrease quality of care, and bring government overreach to new levels. Every day, we wake up to a new report about how the law is falling apart. Whether it’s delaying the mandate requirement for businesses so as to avoid enormous backlash against Democrats in the mid-terms (and hence choosing not to enforce a component of the law without the consent of Congress), significantly rising costs of subsidies, an honor system to verify eligibility for subsidies (hello, fraud)–the law is in distress, to say the least.

Walgreens, wake up.

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Eldon Bond
3 years 1 month ago

Did Not Vote for OBAMA ,He is the biggest liar in the country! I hope everyone who did vote for him Gets what they deserve under Obamacare Will not shop at Walgreens ever again!!!!!!!

Al from AL
3 years 2 months ago
Several years ago, I used to work for Walgreens. One person on here mentioned something about “special favors”….you have no idea. Walgreens had someone (or several “someone’s”) in Washington, D.C., HELPING TO DRAFT the ACA in the first place. Walgreens helped write the stupid thing, so if anyone thinks that the ACA will not help pad the Walgreens accounts, they are sorely mistaken. If anyone believes that Walgreens was paid handsomely, to buy their cooperation/compliance, again, they are living under a rock. When I left Walgreens, it was because of the trouble our country is in, and I wanted to focus my efforts on doing something that might actually help matters. I ran for office (U.S. House of Representatives.) In running for office, I also learned a very good (but very expensive) lesson. Walgreens, Wal-Mart, the banking cartel…oooops, I mean the “banking industry”, the pharmaceutical industry as a whole, etc.,… Read more »
donna asch
3 years 3 months ago


3 years 3 months ago

How can I let Walgreens know I am not happy with their decision to promote obamacare?
I’ve already let them know AARP is not the only senior publication.

3 years 3 months ago

Walgreens- What a bunch of dumb asses. You must not care about losing customers.

David Ehrlich
3 years 3 months ago

Walgreens just lost my business………..

3 years 3 months ago

Looks like some special favors under the tables going on don’t ya know!

bob passerello
3 years 3 months ago

Walgreens don’t take sides companies shouldn’t do that The health bill we’re trying to appeal is more than 50% bad and we must get rid of it and do it piecemeal. don’t you see that ? If you’re taking sides to become a gov’t store that won’t work either because the gov’t does not like private enterprise stores, they want their own gov’t stores and it won’t be Walgreens. Take it from me an ex businessman, Walgreens please don’t express your political opinions to the public you will lose customers

3 years 3 months ago

Another one bites the dust. I used to shop at Walgreens. No longer a choice for medications and other shopping needs.

John Ross
3 years 3 months ago

I hope you all remember to vote next election and not stay home like the last election.

3 years 3 months ago

I don’t shop at Walgreen.that often, and now I have a reason to eliminate the ‘that often’.

Morgan Collins
3 years 3 months ago

Not only has Walgreens advocated Obamacare but they have started requiring on certain prescriptions your physician to furnish the diagnosis codes that prompted the prescription. I can see no reason for any pharmacist at Walgreens or any other drug purveyor to have access to that part of my medical record. Walgreens has denied even the medical societies request to discontinue the practice. Walgreens has become so arrogant that do not believe they can be hurt.

Stop Organized Crime – Reelect No One

3 years 3 months ago

They lost their contract with Tricare for giving out the wrong drugs that killed people so now they so now they tell lies about the failing Obamacare. Stay away from them, you never know what drugs they will give you.I never go to
any of their stores.

T Zero
3 years 3 months ago

The parmacies at Walgreens are always finding reasons why they my AMAC card won’t go through, or the discount amounts to less than my insurance alone. But don’t just tell me what I already know (that the people who work there are for AARP), tell me where I CAN get my AMAC card honored. I want to take my business elsewhere – but where?

T Zero
3 years 3 months ago

The parmacies at Walgreens are always finding reasons why my AMAC card won’t go through, or the discount amounts to less than my insurance alone. But don’t just tell me what I already know (that the people who work there are for AARP), tell me where I CAN get my AMAC card honored. I want to take my business elsewhere – but where?

Daniel Herman
3 years 3 months ago

Thank-you for posting Walgreens position regarding the Affordable Care Act. It is important for consumers in general, and specifically those 50 y/o or greater, to be educated and informed about the political postions of the businesses they do business with. Our votes and our money should be used to make our voice heard.

3 years 3 months ago

I agree. I am glad to have read this information and have just canceled my email alerts and Rewards card with Walgreens. I’ll most likely cut up the rewards card and mail it back to them in pieces (as I have done several times to aarp in the last 5 years since canceling them).

Nelson Litou
3 years 3 months ago

It seems to me that we are the SHEEP and Obama is our shepard..just read denesh souzas’ book about Obamas’
plan..it’s right on in describing how he plans to sink America.this creature..Obama..doesn’t give a damn about our
country.he doesn’t believe in how this country operates. maybe we should do a military take down, like Egypt just
did. I don’t believe he was re-elected. I think the democrats got all the dead folks in the graveyards to vote for him.
that’s the only way they win elections..dead people and deceit. Obama has never told the TRUTH about anything.
all he’s good for it lying and shaking hands and campaigning..he neverworks !! God Bless America! please RESIGN
OBAMA and take your mouth with you..zipped up!!

3 years 3 months ago

Let me know where can I sign up for the revolution……………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 years 3 months ago

Think back to his ‘campaign’ speech made in Germany prior to his election……………he touted the ‘changes’ he planned to make and at one point he referenced making the changes ‘first in the United States, then the world’. Maybe his real goal is to be president of the world (once he drags the US into one of the ‘unions’ – EU, AU, maybe the NAU). He must think the rest of the world is blind and can not see the mess he has created in this country.

3 years 3 months ago

I usually prefer CVS to Walgreens anyway but I will not step foot into another Walgreens after their supporting Obamacare. The important thing is not only for us to boycott Walgreens but to inform our friends, neighbors, and relatives about this action. We need to pass the word and make it hurt Walgreens financially.

Ra York
3 years 3 months ago

If King Obama really wanted to help, he could have TRULY followed the Massachusetts model.

1st: the citizens vote “Yay” to do something.
2nd: the “something” is put into place: a basic insurance policy was purchased for all who needed one.

Simple. THAT bill would have taken one sentence to write, and would have cost much less.

I don’t see this fiasco going forward. I don’t think it will be funded.

Laura Burno
3 years 3 months ago

It is a pity that the citizens of this country (U.S.A.) has to be inspired and led by third-party organizations, such as AMAC, for the purpose of urging our country to take an appropriate route to leadership which might be considered as in the interests of the majority (notice, the word “all” has been avoided).

It is truly pathetic that we cannot depend on our Congress to manage affairs properly. I, for one, do not wish to put my hopes in the hands of 3rd parties, and, therefore, do not wish to enlist the services of AMAC.

3 years 3 months ago

Laura, First, AMAC is not a ‘party’ it is an organization. Don’t join if you don’t want to but make sure you understand that there are no candidates running on the ‘AMAC’ ticket; that AMAC does not receive any taxpayer dollars (as aarp does); that AMAC strives to inform it’s members recognizing that they are intelligent enough to make their own choices about who they will vote for. I certainly hope you understand that Congress – both houses – pass laws, not ‘third parties’.

3 years 3 months ago

What a sad comment and shows the lack of insight or Integrity in the big socialist picture that Obamacare is all about Thank God For AMAC alternative to liberal AARP. I will be writing to Walgreens also and definitely no longer will go there. I will also send a letter to the manager of the local stores.

Ra York
3 years 3 months ago

Wow. Sad.

Tricia in Nevada
3 years 3 months ago
POWER TO THE CONSUMER !… Poll after poll shows the majority of the people do NOT want Obamacare or socialized medicine—so why would a business risk taking an unpopular stand. Are they getting paid, big-time, to do it? Ya think? Obviously, boycott the store—but the company needs to know how we feel. Here is the letter I am sending—feel free to copy and send too! Walgreen Company 200 Wilmot Road Deerfield, IL 60015 To the company decision makers… I have been alerted to view your website touting the wonders of Obamacare. Obviously you have been paid royally to advertise a law that no one read before it was passed. The fact that 37 bills have been passed by the House to REPEAL this atrocious and expensive law and then blocked by the Senate who is simply not listening to the public outcry against it—only proves that your company has been… Read more »