FERRIS, Texas — The city of Ferris, southeast of Dallas, has announced a unanimous approval for residents to receive free healthcare.
According to city manager Brooks Williams, Ferris is the first city in the state, and the country to do something like this.
He said funding for the “Access For All” solution won’t come from taxpayers or Ferris’ general fund. Instead, it’ll be paid for with funding from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
In a presentation to the Ferris City Council on Monday night, Williams detailed how healthcare could be improved for the city by using mobile and virtual healthcare services.
The city plans to partner with MD Health Pathways, a team of doctors, nurses and caretakers. That team will work with local EMA providers, fire stations, social services, faith-based groups and physicians to work on the “Access For All Program.”