• Carle Illinois Students Awarded New Grant to Increase Access to Local Health Care; Expands Reach to Shelter Medicine | Carle Illinois College of Medicine
    Medicine

    Carle Illinois Students Awarded New Grant to Increase Access to Local Health Care; Expands Reach to Shelter Medicine | Carle Illinois College of Medicine

    Carle Illinois College of Medicine (CI MED) students have received a new grant that will allow them to increase access to health care resources for the underinsured and uninsured. The students have been awarded the Family Medicine Cares USA existing clinic award grant from the American Academic of Family Physicians (AAFP).  It was awarded for the CI MED students’ work and research at the Avicenna Community Health Center, a free clinic for the underinsured and uninsured in Champaign County, Illinois. The center provides longitudinal care to an underserved population that is unlikely to receive care otherwise.    “Avicenna plays a pivotal role in increasing access to health care. It also…

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  • Greenville city officials increase employee health care costs, dental stays flat
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    Greenville city officials increase employee health care costs, dental stays flat

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -The Greenville City Council and Greenville Utilities Commission came together Monday night for a joint meeting to address employee health and dental insurance benefits. The joint City-GUC Pay & Benefits Committee unanimously voted to adopt proposed changes during the meeting, which included an increase in health insurance costs by five percent for employees covered by themselves and an 11 percent increase for those with a spouse or dependents. Dental coverage stayed the same. Greenville Mayor P.J. Connelly said the city has tried hard to budget both expenses over the last few years, but inflation impacted that effort. “We’ve done a really good with budgeting over the last…

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