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Act 10 raised our insurance costs -- Therese Lipinski

Act 10 raised our insurance costs -- Therese Lipinski

The result of Act 10 was Gov. Scott Walker raising insurance costs on state workers.

I’m not sure if people are aware what a retired state worker with almost 40 years of service can be paying. Nothing says "thank you for your service" more than charging $750 a month for a single plan. These premiums can cost more than $2,000 a month for two people. 

Premiums are extremely high before a person turns 65 and can then get on Medicare. This is why we need "Medicare for All."

Therese Lipinski, Arkdale

The only Republican senator to vote against Act 10 a decade ago is our guest on today's political podcast, "Center Stage, with Milfred and Hands." Find it on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

The Great Divide: 10 years since Act 10

A decade later, the Wisconsin State Journal looks back at the historic debate and protests over the controversial anti-union law known as Act 10.

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