County healthcare costs climbing | Carolina Weekly Newspapers

As Mecklenburg County commissioners try to combat a $70.7 million shortfall this fiscal year and at least a $15 million shortfall next year, the board learned March 2 money for healthcare services will also likely increase.

The problem, budget director Hyong Yi told the board, is that demand for services –  especially in the field of mental health –  is increasing. The county has a contract with Carolina’s Healthcare Syetem to provide for their employees.

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