Amazon Launches Low-Cost Prime Membership For Medicaid Recipients

Amazon is taking aim at Walmart by offering a 54 percent discount on Prime memberships for Medicaid recipients

Amazon announced plans Wednesday to slash the monthly cost of Prime membership for Medicaid recipients.

That has traditionally been the stronghold of rival Walmart, which is still the largest retailer in the United States by a wide margin.

To qualify for for the discounted membership, customers can visit and upload an image of their EBT card or Medicaid card. The discounted membership will offer recipients the full range of perks offered to Prime members.

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The offer for Medicaid beneficiaries is another effort by Amazon to target consumers with tighter budgets. Morgan Stanley reported in December that growth in Amazon Prime memberships is also flattening out with the percentage of Americans who have Prime holding steady at about 40% between the end of 2016 and the third quarter of 2017. 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. That translates to about $8 a month. Shoppers needed a valid EBT card to qualify.

"Once these folks try Prime, we feel like we're going to make lifetime Prime members out of them", Perrine said.

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.

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This expansion of discounted Prime membership is a direct assault on rival Walmart's traditional stronghold.

Analysts with MoffettNathanson, who periodically survey members of Prime and rival retail membership programs from the likes of Costco and Walmart's Sam's Club, found that people with incomes below $45,000 were slightly less likely to renew their Prime membership than higher earners, though the portion of people in that bracket who said they meant to renew in a recent survey was still above 90 percent.

Amazon's move may affect Walmart, who's favored by low-income customers.

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