Deal will lose teachers’ votes

A grassroots protest has begun over the State Health Benefit Plan insurance options that took effect on Jan.1. Teachers have stepped up to lead the way with a Facebook site called TRAGIC. The protest is over higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs. It affects over 650,000 states employees.

Gov. Deal's office has received hundreds of complaints about the plan but also the process used by DCH(Department Of Community Health) to negotiate the plan with BCBS. DCH refused to include a HMO plan that was favorable to all state employees because the patient and insurance share the cost. DCH negotiated the plan specific for Georgia state employees.

However, top advisor and communication director Brian Robinson for Gov. Deal would have you believe otherwise. Mr. Robinson was quoted in the AJC stating that state employees should call the White House, blame the Obama Administration and the ACA for the health care plan.

How hypocritical for the Gov.'s office. It's amazing how the DCH was hand-picked by Gov. Deal, and they decided to just look the other way.

It's an election year, governor, and Mr. Robinson, just a reminder, you are sending 650,000 votes to your opponents. Let's not forget what the teachers did to Roy Barnes.

Rick Page 

Newnan



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