Teachers all over Kentucky are talking about the new insurance costs they may have to pay. Overall many will have to pay hundreds to thousands more in insurance. Some are considering striking or teaching in a bordering state with a better insurance plan.
Kentucky's largest education organization, K.E.A., has indicated its plan to consider a public protest. Wedneday Jefferson County's teacher met to discuss a possible strike.
Governor Fletcher says he plans to increase teacher pay but teachers say that won't cover the increase in health care costs. Under the new plan state workers will pay higher premiums and deductibles and pay more for doctor visits and prescription drugs.
Enrollment for the new plan starts Monday September 27th. For more information log onto www.kea.org