Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Mackinac Center Weighs in on the Idea of a Statewide Health Insurance Plan for Public Employees

On Balance, School Health Insurance Proposal an Improvement, By Mr. Jack P. McHugh, August 4, 2009

This article from the Mackinaw Center for Public Policy states that the idea is a good idea because creating a statewide health care plan for public employees would better match the bargaining power of the employees and the state than the current MEA/MESSA vs. local school district board faceoff. A con is that the political muscle of numerous MEA members in each legislative district might create extreme pressure on the state legislators to grant excessively generous benefits. On balance, the pros outweigh the cons. A well written piece.


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