This may come a bit late, but, believe me, I am very interested in the outcome of privatizing our state employees’ health insurance plan. I see no valid reason to do so.
As you mentioned in your article, any company will necessarily need to turn a profit, and that will be reflected in higher premiums. My personal feeling on the matter is, I will vote against any politician I can who votes in favor of this change.
I am not enrolled in the PPO plan. While I have been in the past and may again enroll, I would like to know that the Office of Group Benefits will be there to administer the plan as it has for many years.
Robert “Bob” Holland
retired, LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport