Common Ground: I Don’t Want David Cicilline Making Decisions About My Healthcare Either
To the members of the six Providence municipal unions who, in the words of Philip Marcelo of the Projo, “[oppose] the city’s decision to change its health care benefits manager”, let me one more time pitch the most obvious solution to your dilemma…
- Your health insurance should be separated from any direct employer involvement; David Cicilline should have zero say who any individual has as their health insurer.
- The money now going to pay for a city-negotiated healthcare plan would then be distributed to the individual employees, in the form of increased salary. It’s your money anyway.
- Employees could then pool their money together and have their union negotiate directly with the insurer or insurers of their choice, to get the deal they want.