Speaker Deleo on Muni Health Care

Speaker Deleo, in remarks to the Boston Chamber, reiterated his strong support for his plan to force localities to enter the GIC or produce a local plan that meets GIC cost benchmarks. The Speaker, in a press conference after the Chamber event, issued some strong words of support for localities sagging under the burden of increased health care costs. He seemed to dismiss the possibility that the legislation he supports would mandate a split in the so called “savings” between municipalities and labor, pointing out that the so called “savings” would be used for municipal job and service retention. Strongest statement that I have seen so far from the Speaker on this subject. He deserves great credit for pushing this issue, and his perspective is indeed correct. Thank you Mr. Speaker.


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