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BUSES: Is Pierce Transit health plan overly generous?

Letter by Stephen Hemmert, Tacoma on Sep. 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm | 12 Comments »
September 17, 2012 1:26 pm

Re: “No tax hike for Pierce Transit” (letter, 9-15).

Just what constitutes adequate health care coverage and cost sharing? I do not know if the writer’s numbers are correct. I do know the most popular health care choice for federal employees has a cost-sharing ratio of 68 percent government and 32 percent employee. The premiums allocation is $898/$430. The annual total cost is $15,934.

Is the Pierce Transit plan overly generous?

It is also very interesting that Pierce Transit is threatening to terminate service on weekends and holidays. How will weekend workers and shoppers get to around town? Is this a ploy to get the sales tax increase passed?

I hear all the time the increase is only so much. I used to hear that all the time when my kids wanted new toys.

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