I thought that the role of a newspaper was to present news, not opinion on the front page, but your headline this evening ("KEA forces special session on insurance") shows the depths to which you sink to editorialize.
First of all, the governor was forced to call this special session because of his own actions in presenting an unacceptable health plan. Despite promises made less than a year ago to bring health insurance costs down and to increase the number of companies doing business with the state, he has done just the opposite. Costs are higher and only one company is available in each region of the state.
Lest the general public be misled by supposed "newspapers" like yours, state workers and educators are already bearing increased costs for health insurance. My wife and I, with a combined total of more than 50 years of teaching experience, are paying more than $3,300 in health care insurance premiums this year, as well as about $2,000 in additional co-pays. Health insurance costs for us have increased 1,000 percent in less than 10 years, while salaries have risen at 2-3 percent per year - below even the level of inflation.