URGENT! Contact your legislators now! Tell them to vote NO on SB 7!
On Tuesday, the legislative conference committee for Senate Bill 7 reported out a compromise version of this bill that continues the assault on public employee health care. Both the House and Senate are expected to vote on this final version of SB 7 tomorrow.
SB 7 would require public employers pay no more than $15,000 for family coverage, with lower thresholds applied to individuals and couples, OR elect to split the cost of health insurance 80/20 with their employees.
Local units of government -- other than school districts -- could opt out of either cost-sharing plan. School districts are required to choose either the hard cap or the 80/20 plan.
This bill does nothing to contain health care costs. It just shifts the burden for health care costs to employees. This is another attack on workers, collective bargaining rights, and the middle class.
Call or email your state representative and senator by Wednesday morning -- urge them to vote NO on SB 7!