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New state health plan stirs outrage over cost, coverage
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An upheaval in the state health benefits plan has led to tension between the board that put the changes in place, the state government that claims it has no ties to it and employees and retirees who say they’re being negatively impacted both in their wallets and at the doctor’s office. “It’s very expensive, and particularly compared to what (employees) were paying,” Brad Brown, human resources executive director for the Hall County School District, said. “On the flip side of that is it’s still very comparable and a lot better than what other people (in private companies) are having to pay.”