Florida taxpayers fund state employee ‘Cadillac’ health plans

The World

Florida taxpayers spend roughly $45 million a year subsidizing health care for government employees. More than 27,000 government officials ? including Governor Charlie Crist (R-Fla.), now a candidate for U.S. Senate ? pay no premiums at all. Once a simple benefit of public service, these perks are now being called into question amid the nationwide debate over healthcare reform. For more on the story, we speak with Beth Reinhard, political writer for the Miami Herald.

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