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State employees upset over health insurance premiums

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Georgia Legislative Black Caucus leaders say they're working to put money back in the pockets of teachers,  state employees, and retirees.

A lot of those folks are still upset over changes to their health insurance plan that means they have to pay a lot more out of pocket for medical care.

The state backtracked on some of those changes, but workers say it's not enough.Wednesday afternoon, the Black Caucus held a hearing on the issue.

"I would like for them to hold our premiums where they are and be able to put more employer contributions into the plan, such that it does not cause such a grave monetary impact on the employees," said Winfred Dukes, State Representative.

A facebook group called TRAGIC (Teachers Rally Against Georgia Insurance Changes) now has nearly 14,500 members.

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