Monday, December 12, 2005

The Elephant in the Living Room

Waaayyyyyy down at the bottom of the article describing Greendale's teachers' contract is the picture of the elephant in the living room (preceded by a few pictures of gorillas and rhinos):

The district should negotiate with the union to get a cheaper health insurance plan, the group says. The one it pays for through the state teachers union is, at $18,132 a year, nearly double the average insurance plan in Wisconsin, according to information compiled by the group.

District officials note that in the contract ratified last week, teachers are increasing their pharmacy co-payments and are for the first time paying $20 to $25 for each doctor's visit.

Co-pays of $20./doctor visit plus co-pays on pharmaceuticals and WEAC still gets $1,500/month? Really....

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