CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The Cape Coral City Council will take up a plan tonight that could save the city and it's employees money on health care.
The city is considering a partnership with Lee Memorial Health System. Employees would be able to go to a clinic at Cape Coral Hospital for free. The city would pay a $25 fee for the visit. They would still have their regular health insurance though, and could use that coverage for emergencies or more serious health problems than regular doctor visits.
City Council member Bill Diele says, "this gives us the opportunity to provide what I consider a better service at a lesser costs." The council estimates the partnership would save about $100,000 a year.