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City council votes on health insurance plans

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COLUMBUS, Ga. - Council members voted on health insurance premiums at the council meeting Tuesday morning in order to reduce the city's deficit. In a 6 to 3 decision they voted on an amended proposal which will raise HMO and PPO premiums and deductibles.

The plan was a $300,000 compromise to the city manager's proposal but some council members were thankful for the compromise.

"I'm glad from a standpoint that we were able to get enough council members to land their feet at a point that we could continue to work on the escalating cost of health care," said Glenn Davis.

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson says the deficit will have to be made up somewhere.

"Every dollar that we're not re-cooping or finding some way to pay for threatens department cuts and that's where we have to start talking
about jobs and nobody wants to do that," said Tomlinson.

The city is sitting at a 2.1 million dollar deficit and the city also discussed the FOP suggestions to save the save money in other areas as well.

Naomi Keitt

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