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Community Health Provider Launches In Leon County

A new community-based Medicaid provider is coming to the Tallahassee area. Lighthouse Health Plan is starting up business in Leon County.

Called a Provider Sponsored Network, Lighthouse works with doctors and hospitals across the region to give Medicaid recipients local, low-cost care.

There are nearly 200 thousand Panhandle residents eligible for the low-income assistance; 70 percent are at-risk children.

Lighthouse serves counties across the North Florida area, and is run by doctors.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. 

Shawn Mulcahy is a reporter and All Things Considered host for WFSU. He graduated from Florida State University in 2019 with majors in public relations and political science. He was previously an intern at WFSU, and worked as an Account Coordinator at RB Oppenheim Associates.