Just sat through the back-to-back budget briefings on Tuesday and Wednesday. The first one, which looked at revenue, was bleak. The second, which looked at the state health care plan, was bleaker. The plan will be broke by March 31 and needs $300 million to get through this year. Over the next two years, if nothing is done (and something will) the plan will loose about $1.2 billion.
It’s time to fix this plan long term. We should start by taking a hard look at how it is set up, negotiated and administered. For instance, the premiums for spouse and family coverage are driving out healthy people. Here’s Chris’ take.
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