Lawmakers are moving forward with plans to make retired state workers pay a percentage of their healthcare premiums. They're moving a bill to get things solidified, and it includes an incentive for some retirees. Those who worked more than 20 years could get up to 500-dollars a month if they opt out of state health care coverage and get insured by a private company.
State Rep Barbara Flynn Currie says that shouldn't be too difficult for retirees who can get insured through their spouse's plans. Currie says the state expects to save about 37-million dollars a year under the measure.