Amazon now offers First discounts to Americans enrolled in Medicaid. American adults with Medicaid will now only have to pay $ 5.99 per month, below the usual monthly rate of $ 12.99 (or $ 8.25 per month if you choose the $ 99 annual option).
There are approximately 35 million American adults currently enrolled in the health insurance program for low-income people, according to data from 2017. As noted by CNET, the discount marks Amazon's effort to reach low-income consumers after obtaining benefits of people with medium incomes and high incomes.
To qualify for the discount, visit Amazon.com/qualify and upload a photo of your Medicaid or EBT card to activate the discount. Every 12 months, you should verify that you still have your Medicaid or EBT card. The discount is only available during the first four years of membership and customers can not share their Prime membership with a second adult as they can with the full price membership.
The agreement is similar to the Amazon Student Prime discount that Amazon offers to college students with legitimate email addresses, which cost $ 6.49 per month. Those college students, in particular, may also be eligible for Medicaid and, therefore, the slightly cheaper Prime discount.