Blue Shield loses quasi-monopoly on CalPERS health insurance
In a bid to curb health care inflation, CalPERS is splitting up its multibillion-dollar HMO contract among five different companies. - The Sacramento Bee
Don't blame worker pensions on government financial failures: Editorial
Perhaps the most telling number in a recently released national survey about retirement is the one that describes how many Americans believe their elected officials in Washington, D.C. simply don't understand how difficult it is to save for the golden years. Eighty-seven percent. So it's no wonder Californians don't believe politicians in this state who continue to use the public employee pension system as a scapegoat for governments' financial woes.- Long Beach Press-Telegram
Lawmakers playing favorites when considering raises for state workers and teachers
TALLAHASSEE -- The past five years haven't been easy for state government workers and teachers.- Tampa Bay Times
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