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“This is ONE of MANY reasons why your state health benefits plan insurance premiums, deductibles and co-pays are increasing. This increase is a result of the federal government trying to COMANDEER the assets of the state of Georgia and infringe on our sovereignty.”
The analysis, by Tim Sweeney, argued that the changes required, such as more preventive services and the ability to allow parents to keep their children on their health insurance plan until they’re 26, “can hardly be thought of as harmful to plan members.” Said Sweeney:
“The ACA is a politically charged issue here in Georgia, so it is not surprising when employers try to hide behind the law to deflect responsibility for the health care decisions they make. Georgia’s decisions to offer plans from just one insurance carrier and to offer only high-deductible plans at that, were not forced upon it by decisions in Washington.”
As we noted on Friday, both parties tend to listen when teachers get angry. Especially when it happens to be an election year. And regardless of whether the changes likely to be approved on Monday satisfies them, expect to be hearing about the fallout until November.