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Romney seeks to increase health insurance premiums

Two years ago, Governor Mitt Romney asked state employees to pay more for health insurance – for only two years.

Massachusetts faced a fiscal crisis. Romney signed a budget that changed the health insurance split to 80 percent/20 percent, for those making more than $35,000. (Effective FY04, all new employees were permanently required to contribute 25 percent of the health insurance premium split.)

State employees were told this compromise would help put the state budget back in the black, and that after two years the 85/15 split would be restored. Instead, in his proposed budget, Romney is looking for another increase -- to a 75/25 split.

Send a message to your state senator and representative. Call or e-mail today and ask them to restore the 85/15 split.