Should state employees pay more for health insurance?

Posted Jan. 12, 2009, at 2:48 p.m.

At the present, single state employees bear no portion of the cost of health insurance. The governor is calling for single state employees making $50,000 or more to contribute 5 percent to the cost of their health insurance, and those earning $90,000 or more to pay for 10 percent of the cost. Should they have to pay more? Or is this unfair?