May 17, 2016

MA Senate Passes Budget Out of Committee, Health Care Contributions Stays at 80/20

Thanks to the steady efforts of NAGE members, Senate leaders have held the line on health care costs in the Senate FY2017 budget proposal and rejected Gov. Charlie Baker’s efforts to increase your health care costs by 25 percent.
The governor had proposed raising that split to 75/25 in consecutive years. In both 2015 and now 2016 the legislature decided to hold steady with the health insurance premium split for some state workers at 80/20.
Ray McGrath and Jim Redmond, are continuing meetings with members of the Senate Leadership including Senate President, Stan Rosenberg for weeks. Thanks to your efforts, NAGE may be able to save many NAGE members from spending thousands of dollars on health care contributions. 

We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few; but we can't have both. - Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
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