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I am not personally an Amazon Prime person, but I saw this discount.

$72 per year for Medicaid recipients.

https://www.reuters.com/article/u...SKCN1GJ1ZZ


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https://www.reuters.com/article/u...SKCN1GJ1ZZ


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Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday it was expanding its discounted Prime membership offer to Medicaid members, the U.S. government's health insurance program for the poor.

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 U.S. government aid.

To qualify for the discounted $5.99 monthly Prime membership, customers must have a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer or Medicaid card and can renew it annually for up to four years, the company said.

Not sure of the details, but this looks like it will help out some folks with low income due to disabilities. Maybe a good way to avoid running to the store so often if mobility impaired.

Anyway, hope this helps some SDers!
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Does anything change if you are an OG prime customer? (where we could invite 4 people and share benefits)
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Not taking a political stance on this - but for the less deal savvy or savings inclined buying everything off Amazon is a losing proposition in the end. Some stuff is just flat out cheaper in brick & mortar or elsewhere.
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Hey, guys. This was NOT a "Podium" post. This was meant to help people out.

Please take all the political commentary to the Podium where you can vent to your heart's content.
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How is $5.99 a month....a deal.....??
Regular yearly membership is $99. $5.99/month comes out to $71.88 for a year.
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This was actually announced/started last year. I looked it up and read about it sometime in the fall after I overheard someone complaining about it to the cashier in the grocery line.

Also I think this is partly because the are getting prepared to accept food stamps once they get all the details hammered out. This gets food stamps recipients introduced to the amazon ecosystem before the food stamp payment option starts.
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The "discount" appears to be based on the monthly-billed Prime membership which only a fool would take any way. The yearly price is much better. So if they want to give "the poor" $6 per month Prime, I don't really care. Of course, my tax dollars will subsidize it but what the hell. It's happening in many other areas that Amazon takes advantage of anyways.
How do your tax dollars subsidize a prime discount for people with less income?

Your tax dollars DO subsidize the healthcare for them - thank goodness. That's an absolutely good, and critical program.


Why I'm happy to pay sales tax. But ya, I agree Amazon is predatory.
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Thank you. I can get medical supplies from Amazon cheaper than around my area. I appreciate you posting this.
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You won't be able to share prime benefits with another household member in this program.
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