Post by Logan on Apr 9, 2016 22:50:18 GMT -6
In the showdown over state workers' health insurance, each side says they cannot afford to lose.
Gov. Jack Markell says something has to be done to stem skyrocketing costs. State spending on employee health insurance has soared from $527.4 million to $708.1 million during the last fiscal year. By 2020, that figure could grow to more than $1 billion.
To stem the budgetary implosion, Markell has proposed raising employee premiums and switching to a health savings account model for new employees.
But he is going to have difficulty getting those changes through a Legislature that does not want to balance the budget on the backs of 122,000 employees, retirees and their dependents.
Read more: www.delawareonline.com/story/news/health/2016/04/09/state-employee-health-care/82607460/