The CEO of the Brookings Health System says more than 3,000 state employees have to get medical care in Sioux Falls because the state plan effectively cuts out the Brookings hospital.
Jason Merkley sought support from the City Council this week in his effort to negotiate a solution with the state.
Brookings Health is not a "Tier 1 provider" in the state employee plan, which means it's much cheaper for them to go to Avera, Sanford or the Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital.
Merkley says Brookings has 3,000 to 3,500 state employees, so it hits the city-owned hospital and sends more revenue to Sioux Falls when people go there.
The Register reports that a November ballot measure would eliminate the restrictions.
Most Popular Today
Big Box Competition Prompts 2 SD Stores To Close
- 2.Development, Courts
Latest SF Walmart Lawsuit Dismissed
- 3.Development, Courts
Lawsuit Dismissal Rolls Back SF Walmart Road Blocks
- 4.Health Care
Sister: US Ebola Patient Said He Was From Liberia
Flight Cancellations Continue In Sioux Falls
- 6.Your Money Matters
Auto Loans Booming
Latest Breaches May Not Impact KELOLAND
- 8.Housing, Crime
Realtors Talk Safety After Broker Murder
Midwest Economy: September State-By-State Glance
Showcasing Remodeled Homes