Argall to examine cost of school health plans
HARRISBURG - Senator David G. Argall (R-29) is looking for input from local taxpayers, school directors, and health care and insurance experts on a proposal to reduce costs by merging public school health care plans.
"The goal is to save tax dollars across the state," Argall said. "Health care is a large cost for each of our 500 school districts across the state. I want to know how we can best merge plans to lower the cost to our taxpayers."
Argall notes that before he introduces the final version of the bill, he wants input from local constituents.
"I recently sent a survey to school directors throughout the six counties I represent to get their advice," Argall said. "Our next step is to ask local taxpayers to weigh in on a survey on my website. We are asking for their suggestions as we move forward. I want to hear from them."
The proposal would require the Legislative Budget & Finance Committee to conduct the study to measure the potential cost-savings to Pennsylvania taxpayers.
Constituents interested in offering a suggestion for the study can submit comments on Senator Argall's website at www.SenatorArgall.com/survey.