Walker: Analysis ‘very clearly shows’ self-insurance proposal would help taxpayers

Gov. Scott Walker today downplayed concerns from lawmakers who’ve been skeptical of his proposal to self-insure state employees, calling the expected savings an “incredible amount” that would be re-invested in public schools.
Walker's office says the proposal would save $60 million over the next biennium, half of which would go toward a funding increase for K-12.
The state’s Group Insurance Board, largely made up of Walker appointees, decided to move forward with self-insurance last week. But the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee will have the final say once the contracts are drawn up. Bot...

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