Proposed Health Plan for School Employees Criticized

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Unions are criticizing a study that suggests putting public school employees into a single health insurance pool.

Supporters of the proposal say it could save school districts a lot of money. But not everyone agrees.

The Michigan Education Special Services Association provides some health care plans for school employees. The group says a report being studied by a state Senate committee exaggerates the potential savings of one large statewide pool.

The Michigan Education Association is the state's largest teachers' union. The MEA says the study is the first wave of an attack on school employee bargaining rights and benefits.

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