I hope all the state employees and teachers enjoy the possible 33% increase in medical insurance co-pays. Good thing we re-elected such wise and responsible leaders.
From Jim Stegall at the Carolina Journal:
ASHEBORO — Four months after finding that the State Employees’ Health Plan was on track to finish the fiscal year $264 million in the red, N.C. legislators yet have to agree on a plan to stop the bleeding.
While the plan’s administrators struggle to find ways to economize, the Senate’s No. 2 lawmaker, Tony Rand, is trying to develop a long-term fix to the problem — a fix that will most likely involve higher premiums and co-pays for the 650,000 teachers and state employees who depend on the plan.
Walker’s report indicated that it would take a premium increase of 32.8 percent to 37.4 percent, depending on usage and inflation, to make the plan solvent again.