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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

What? Health Savings Accounts work?

No one has EVER suggested that they might before now, but it must be true! The Oshkosh Northwestern says so:

Manitowoc County is setting what looks to be a surefire health care trend to sweep across local government for the future and for the better.

The idea is generating buzz in Milwaukee, Madison and, thank goodness, among local government leaders wrestling with the same cost crisis.

Manitowoc County Executive Bob Ziegelbauer, also a Democrat state representative in Madison, found that both county employer and county employee save a bundle when the county simply shells out up to $3,000 in a health savings account per employee.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran an editorial on the same thing late last year.