State employee health care fix could hurt Texas medical schools, critics say
Senate budget writers believe they have found a creative way to cut down on growing health care costs for state employees. But the potential source of those savings — state-run medical schools — say the idea would essentially amount to a big budget cut. Inserted in the nearly 900 page Senate budget bill are three paragraphs that would force the medical schools to treat members of the Employees Retirement System of Texas at a discounted rate. The new rule is designed to save about $80 million for the Employees Retirement System, which has seen its expenses grow by nearly 10 percent […]
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