Datapoint: Walmart, CareSource Craft Health Inequity Partnership
Walmart and CareSource, one of the largest Medicaid insurers in the U.S., this week unveiled a new three-year partnership to address racial inequalities in health care. Select CareSource members enrolled in Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and exchange plans will have access to in-store community health workers at Walmart locations, monthly food stipends and a Walmart+ membership. The joint venture will kick off in Ohio, focusing on cardiovascular and metabolic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension. CareSource is the largest Medicaid insurer in Ohio, serving 1,428,871 beneficiaries. The companies are also planning a maternal and child health program in Georgia, where CareSource serves 468,738 Medicaid members.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans