New Jersey public employees rally against 20% rate hike for health benefit premiums

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Hundreds of public workers rallied outside the Statehouse in Trenton on Tuesday to protest an almost 25 % rate hike for health benefits. For someone making $1,000 per pay period, their healthcare costs would go up nearly $250 each paycheck.

A state commission that sets the yearly rates is poised to vote on the proposal Wednesday at a 9 a.m. meeting. It comes as healthcare costs surge across the country.