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22,000 bus drivers, others could lose health benefits under Deal plan

State officials said Tuesday that almost 22,000 Georgians could lose health coverage if the General Assembly backs Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to eliminate state-subsidized health coverage for school employees who work less than 30 hours per week.

State officials have said 10,500 employees would lose coverage. But Department of Community Health Commissioner Clyde Reese told a House Budget subcommittee Tuesday that nearly 22,000 could potentially lose out, including the family members of bus drivers and cafeteria workers who are on State Health Benefit Plan coverage.

Read more: http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/22000-bus-drivers-others-could-lose-health-benefit/nj8H3/

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