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PHOTOS: Public employees protest the new HealthTrust rate increases at Local Government Center

  • People with the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire stand outside of the Local Government Center building on Thursday, October 3, 2013 holding signs opposing the new HealthTrust system. The HealthTrust board held a public hearing on rates for 2014 on Thursday. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    People with the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire stand outside of the Local Government Center building on Thursday, October 3, 2013 holding signs opposing the new HealthTrust system. The HealthTrust board held a public hearing on rates for 2014 on Thursday.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Peter Curro, the chair of the HealthTrust board of directors, talks with people on his way into the Local Government Center building that were part of a protest by the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire on Thursday, October 3, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Peter Curro, the chair of the HealthTrust board of directors, talks with people on his way into the Local Government Center building that were part of a protest by the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire on Thursday, October 3, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • People with the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire stand outside of the Local Government Center building on Thursday, October 3, 2013 holding signs opposing the new HealthTrust system. The HealthTrust board held a public hearing on rates for 2014 on Thursday. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Peter Curro, the chair of the HealthTrust board of directors, talks with people on his way into the Local Government Center building that were part of a protest by the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire on Thursday, October 3, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

More than 50 firefighters, teachers, police officers and other public employees from across the state stood outside the Local Government Center building on Thursday evening. Demonstrators wanted to make their presence known as people arrived for the public hearing before the HealthTrust board. The protest was organized by the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire, which acted as a leading voice in the opposition to the HealthTrust board’s rate increases and spending policies.

Legacy Comments1

Has any one else noticed a connection between the firefighters fighting to make LGC give back the rate stabilization surplus, fighting for LGC to spend 6 million dollars to buy reinsurance instead of keeping reserves. and now the rates going up? Hmm I wonder what they would have been if LGC had kept all that money? Maybe in line with what the rates used to be?

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