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IU's health care budget could be $25 million short

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Indiana University's board of trustees has learned that the school's health care budget is $24.9 million short of projected expenses in 2011-12.

Trustee Tom Reilly Jr. says the university's low-deductible Anthem Blue Access health care plan is too expensive for the university to continue to offer. The Herald-Times of Bloomington reports that Reilly said IU should not try to cover the entire $24.9 million shortfall itself and implied that employees should share some costs.

Trustees also discussed the school's $900 million in deferred repair and renovation funding at their quarterly meeting Friday at IU East in Richmond. Officials say possible solutions to that funding problem could include a fee dedicated to keeping buildings in good shape or asking the state for more money.

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  • how about this
    How about use your own money. Schools are notorius for leaving the lights on and doors open with the HVAC on. Dont ask the state to repair your facilities, raise tuition let the end user pay the cost.

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