on how progressively health care costs should be spread. This story (especially the comments) presents a debate within one of the major public employee unions over how to bear health care costs. One option was for everyone to pay a fixed percentage of their insurance premium, the other option was for everyone to pay a percentage of income. Obviously, the first option would hit lower paid employees harder as they’d have to pay a higher percent of income, while the second option was more progressive.
Here is what they decided.