Amazon has announced that recipients of Medicaid can now get reduced monthly Prime memberships. If you have a valid Medicaid card, you will be able to sign up for just $6 per month, less than half of the standard $13 per month rate. This program is an extension of the Prime membership discount program Amazon makes available to those who receive government assistance and have a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. It launched the program last June.
This discounted Prime membership gives you all of the benefits of a standard one: free two-day shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music and Prime Now to name a few. In case you weren’t aware, Last year, Amazon also joined a USDA pilot program that allows those getting government assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to buy groceries through online markets like Amazon’s FreshDirect or Walmart. This is great since low-income families obviously need to save money when buying groceries. Making services like Amazon Prime more accessible to those individuals through reduced fees allows them to take advantage of cheaper online prices and time-saving online shopping.
This is great news for Medicaid recipients. This will get Amazon another section of very loyal customers for sure.