Regional
1:35 pm
Fri October 15, 2004

House Approves Health Care Bill

Frankfort, KY – The state House has approved an approximately $160 million state health insurance plan aimed at averting a teacher strike later this month.
The plan which House lawmakers approved 95 - 0 just after 10:00 pm Thursday night would lower premiums, deductibles and out of pocket expenses for active and retired teachers and state workers.
Among other things, the plan lowers the expenses participants would pay for doctor visits and prescription drugs. Participants would be paying set co-pays rather than percentages on those expenses under the plan.
Teachers have threatened to strike on October 27th if the current benefits aren't restored.