Amazon Prime Discounts For Medicaid Members

Just nine months after Amazon began offering Prime discounts to people with electronic benefit transfer cards, they made another announcement to induce lower income shoppers to spend money on their site.

Starting on Wednesday, Amazon is offering Prime membership to Medicaid recipients at $5.99 per month, a discount which is $27 cheaper than the annual Prime rate of $99.

At the end of 2017, more than 68 million Americans were enrolled in Medicaid, a joint healthcare program that assists low-income families or individuals to pay for long-term medical and custodial care costs. With estimates indicating that the majority of low-income spending occurs at Walmart, this push provides Amazon the flexibility to compete with the retail giant in less affluent markets, and increases its reach to households without access to financial services.

To be eligible for the Prime discount, customers must have either a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer or Medicaid card. No annual commitment will be required, and members can qualify for this discount for up to four years.

Shipping over 5 billion items last year, Prime offers benefits such as faster shipping on certain items including music and video streaming platforms, and a food shipping service to members.

Although considered a possible blessing for low-income Americans, the healthcare community is less than enthused, concerned that this move may be an exploratory prelude on Amazon’s part to sell and/or distribute pharmaceuticals and medical devices and supplies.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!


From Pit to Business: What B2B Companies Can Learn from Texas BBQ Pit Masters
March 20, 2023

The art of Texas BBQ goes beyond just cooking mouthwatering, smoky meats; it’s about uniting people and nurturing a sense of community. B2B companies aiming to create strong communities and expand their audiences can draw valuable insights from BBQ pit masters and organizations like Traeger Grills that have excelled in community building.   Passion and […]

Read More
Automobile Dealership Sales and Management Training is Not One-Size-Fits-All: How the Kintz Group Ensures a Perfect Fit
March 20, 2023

The automobile dealer industry experienced quite the rollercoaster over the past few years. Everything from crazy consumer demand, empty lots, supply chain issues, personnel shortages, rising interest rates, and higher gas prices. With the art of selling automobiles shifting and changing with each new loop, how do dealers face strategic shifts in training their teams? […]

Read More
digital court reporting
Stenograph’s MAXScribe™ to Become the Primary Software for Key College Digital Reporting Program
March 20, 2023

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 20, 2023 ( – Stenograph®, LLC announces a partnership with Key College to further its support of court reporter education. Key College has named Stenograph’s digital court reporting software, MAXScribe, the primary software of its Digital Court Reporting Certificate Program. To help prepare students for AAERT Certifications such as CER, CET, and CDR, […]

Read More