TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A bill passed by the Florida House means thousands of state workers will continue to pay low health insurance premiums.READ MORE: Miami Dade College Hosts Wake For Congresswoman Carrie Meek
The Florida House on Friday voted for an overhaul of the state health insurance program that would lock in premiums that even House staff called “extremely low.” But it’s unlikely the Senate will pass the bill. The House recently rejected a Senate plan to expand health insurance coverage to low-income Floridians.
The bill would keep premiums at $8.34 a month for individual coverage and $30 a month for family coverage for the rest of this year and 2016.READ MORE: FBI Releases Suspect Pictures Of Not One, But Two Separate Bank Robberies
Currently, Florida Governor Rick Scott as well as Attorney General Pam Bondi and the staff of the Florida Legislature pay this amount. Senior managers and other management employees throughout state government pay the same.
Rank-and-file state workers pay $50 a month for individual coverage or $180 a month for family coverage. Legislators also pay this much.MORE NEWS: 'We Are Not Entertaining Any Such Idea': M-DCPS Does Not Support Idea Of Building UM Football Stadium On Site Of Gables High
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