Years after strike, West Virginia public workers push back against another insurance cost increase

The agency in charge of managing health insurance for more than 200,000 government workers in West Virginia is facing pushback over proposed premium increases, five years after public school employees went on strike over rising health care costs.

The state Public Employees Insurance Agency is proposing a premium hike that would amount to a 35% increase in two years for state employees. In a series of public hearings this week, workers said they can’t afford the increases, despite recent tax cuts and raises for state employees.

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