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DesMoinesRegister.com: 13 school districts still pay full health benefits

March 21, 2011 – Taxpayers foot the total cost of health insurance for all full-time Des Moines school employees and their families, despite years of escalating costs, budget problems and failed efforts to get workers to contribute part of the tab for premiums out of pocket.