Parlier High School plans to build new medical facility on campus

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Parlier High School is building a new addition on their campus that will bring much more than added classroom space to the high school.

Instructor Cynthia Acevedo says she remembers when Parlier High Schools Medical Pathways Program was just starting.

“The beginning of the program was small cohorts, we only had a couple of students the very first year,” said Acevedo.

Now with 200 students participating in the program, the need for more space is greater than ever before.

“The space is very limited,” said Medical Assistant Instructor Nichole Gallagher. “As you can see, we’ve got to do our lecture, plus all of our skills in this one small area.”

Thanks to a state grant, Parlier High School is building a $3.2 million medical facility on its campus for students eager to pursue the medical field.

“We always talk about a legacy to leave behind,” said

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As Biden reopens ACA health insurance, thousands eligible in Georgia

The new open enrollment window will run from Feb. 15 to May 15, and coverage will start immediately with 2021 insurance plans. Prior to Feb. 15, people can go to HealthCare.gov/see-plans to window shop.

What kind of financial assistance is there?

On the ACA exchange, insurance plans are subsidized to be affordable for people who expect in 2021 to make less than 400% of the poverty level—as long as they make at least poverty level. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, most of the Americans who currently are eligible for a free “bronze” level plan on the ACA exchange after subsidies are applied reside in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and Texas. Georgia has one of the highest uninsured rates in the nation.

There is no assistance for Georgians who make less than 100% of the poverty level and who don’t meet the Georgia Medicaid criteria because the state has not

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