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Pangelinan: $16M more needed for health

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The Office of Finance & Budget says health insurance premiums require an additional $16 million to pay for the new government share of premiums for all government employees except those in the autonomous agencies such as the Guam Power Authority and the Guam Waterworks Authority. According to a release from Senator Ben Pangelinan's office, the increase was negotiated by the administration's Health Insurance Negotiation Committee and agreed to by Governor Felix Camacho.

He says a 40% increase to any operation for health insurance is not sustainable and that he doesn't support reducing tax refunds or eliminating raises to cover the increase.

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