Like the discount for EBT recipients, this Medicaid discount brings the monthly cost of Prime down to $5.99 per month. For the same price of $5.99 per month, Amazon offers Prime memberships to any USA customer with a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card - the card that's used to disburse funds for assistance programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC).
Almost 70 million people are enrolled in Medicaid, which provides health coverage to low-income people and those with disabilities.
Amazon Prime subscribers get a host of benefits from the e-retail giant, including free two-day shipping on most Amazon orders, free unlimited streaming of video and music, and occasional special discounts not available to non-members. In June, Amazon first introduced this discounted price for shoppers who receive government assistance in the form of an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. In the end, selling discounted Prime subscriptions to low-income families and students could very well be a big win for Amazon.
Finally, as Reuters points out, there may be an additional motive behind Amazon's push for Medicaid members.
Did Rams make the right call trading Alec Ogletree to Giants?
Ogletree, 26, signed a four-year, $42 million contract extension with the Rams in October that included $30 million in guarantees. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , the New York Giants are acquiring linebacker Alec Ogletree from the Los Angeles Rams .
The move could also help Amazon siphon customers from Walmart, a major competitor that's focused for years on providing services for lower-income customers. Amazon doesn't say how many Prime customers it has, but market research company Forrester Research says that the majority of American households with annual income over $100,000 already pay for a Prime subscription. The report found that there are 85 million Prime members in the USA, spending an average of around $1,300 a year compared to $700 for non-Prime shoppers.
Amazon said it's offering the promotion for up to four years.
"I think customers that have tried this plan have seen enormous value from it", he added.
It's as if she was just hit by the most significant epiphany of her life and that nothing would ever be the same afterwards. Her explanation did not stop social media users from coming up with other humorous explanations.
Shenton was inspired to write the film by her father, who went deaf after receiving treatment for chemotherapy when she was 12. The Silent Child tells the story of four-year-old Libby, who is taught sign language by her social worker as she can't speak.
The Raiders announced on Monday they had released Smith, who hasn't appeared in a game since November 15, 2015. The incident in question was reportedly Saturday evening, and the victim identified Smith as the suspect.
This move means it will be easier for Microsoft to continue to offer Windows 10 S to users, while simplifying the upgrade path. Users can now upgrade such devices to the full version of Windows 10 for a $50 fee.
The other vacancy was caused by Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati's resignation from the Rajya Sabha in July previous year . About five to six Congress MLAs had resigned prior to the election, while some legislators had cross-voted.
His 2017 Pro Football Focus grade was an 84.3 , putting him as the NFL's No. 22 cornerback, with an "above average" standing. By using the tag, the Bears have until July 16 to work out a multiyear deal with Fuller, which seems to be their intention.
Mark Cuban denies 2011 sexual assault allegation
Cuban was never charged after he passed a polygraph test and police determined there was insufficient evidence. The woman reported that she was assaulted by Cuban as the two posed together for a photogragh.
New Nintendo Direct Airing Tomorrow
Here's hoping that these announcements are particularly awesome as a way of celebrating the Switch's one year anniversary. As always, we'll be keeping an eye out for any news about fighting games for Nintendo's latest console.
Third FIR in PNB scam case
Diamantaire Nirav Modi's flagship company Firestar Diamond moved Delhi High Court against the seizure of his properties. He said, "We told them that this is the basis of our petition that there is no information".
Sri Lanka down India in T20 tri-series opener
The crucial No.3 spot vacated by Virat Kohli is taken by Suresh Raina , who has enjoyed a decent return to India's T20 side. Earlier, Dhawan hit 90 off 49 to guide India to a challenging total after they lost two wickets inside two overs.
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Seeds of Peace brings youth from different countries together to foster understanding and help resolve worldwide conflicts. The student group would also like to honor the victims with 17 flowers on the field - one for each individual who died.
France Moves to Make Its Age of Consent 15 Years Old
The new laws will be presented to the Council of Ministers, France's equivalent of a cabinet, later in March, reports say. This change was announced as there has been a public outcry that men are evading rape charges.