"CVS plans to shut down 10 percent of its retail stores and convert them to full-scale retail clinics. That means it’ll probably see more patient foot traffic, and along with it, more demand for flexible payment plans."

The research firm Insider Intelligence/eMarketer commenting late last week in its report, “Walgreens, CVS Health Could Offer Buy Now, Pay Later Options to Address Top Consumer Pain Points.” The report noted that most U.S. consumers are accustomed to paying for retail services and products using BNPL services. “That means it’s likely only a matter of time before they expect their health care providers to match their retail payment experiences.”