There were about 3,600 to 3,800 going to the three clinics, Reich said. He pointed out about 1,200 people will be using a single clinic near the courthouse.
I think its going to work out where no one will get a problem getting an appointment, Reich.
The insurance committee recently voted 4-1 in favor of ending the contract with CareHere in favor of a local provider that could possibly save the county money.
Justice said the local doctors office would be able to offer more services and provide county employees with better access to healthcare without having to go to an emergency room.
The county employees will be getting more service from this office without having to be sent somewhere else, Justice said.
Justice pointed out the insurance committee has been listening to proposals from local healthcare providers that could replace CareHere. He said County Finance Director Aaron Maynard is looking into the cost savings of the switch from CareHere to another provider.
A contract has been proposed for the county to enter an agreement with Health Resources Integration, led by local physician, Dr. Wayne Wells, that could save the county money and have 100 percent of cases reviewed by a medical doctor.
Justice said the insurance committee will review the contract again in the next few weeks and is hoping to bring the agreement before the full commission next month.
There were a lot of commissioners that really disappointed me with their vote, Reich said of Monday nights vote.
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