July 28, 2021
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Council to OK new employee health clinic in Decatur library | Politics

DECATUR — The City Council on Monday is expected to vote on authorizing use of space in the Decatur Public Library for a city employee health care clinic.

The council in December approving creating the clinic to be operated by the company Activate Healthcare.

City Manager Scot Wrighton told council members that Activate estimates the move will save workers $250,000 annually in medical costs on deductibles, co-pays and other fees otherwise charged by providers.

Ninety percent of medical program costs are made up of fees paid to doctors, clinics, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, specialists and laboratories, Wrighton said. Giving workers access to early intervention and preventative treatment programs will cut down on later costs, he said.

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