No more affordable care for state employees

How could Gov. Deal create a massive financial burden with a stroke of a pen? That is just what happened on Jan. 1, 2014, with the new health care plan for over 700,000 state employees, retirees and their families.

We will have to pay 9.5% more for health insurance by Blue Cross and Blue Shield with a high deductible and more out of pocket cost.

The process Gov. Deal used to select BCBS is now being challenged in a lawsuit by United Healthcare. Was it ethical? Did political donations and emails from state officials steer the bidding process towards Blue Cross? Tell the real story; it could have happened, according to article by Georgia Health News.

State employees no longer have affordable health insurance by other carriers which were more cost effective, cheaper monthly premiums, lower deductible. more choices of physicians and better health care coverage.

The state of Georgia has never had one single provider. In the past no one single provider was capable of statewide coverage. BCBS has had some technical problems with their website and still can not provide accurate information on the cost of doctor's visits, lab tests and x-rays.

This is truly a Raw Deal, Governor.

Ricky Page 

Newnan



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