Cities would save under Healthy Wisconsin

That Healthy Wisconsin is good for the public may be its biggest political challenge

by Jack E. Lohman

Health care has become a major bargaining point between cities and their workers, and it need not continue. The Healthy Wisconsin proposal by the Democratic state senate would not only save the city Eau Claire substantial dollars on its healthcare spending, it would also lower property taxes and it would limit bargaining issues to whether or not the city (or a company) picked up healthcare co-pays for workers. That would not have to change under the new system.

All other healthcare would be funded at the state level — for less dollars — and the pubic and Wisconsin businesses would be the winners.

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Published: Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

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