Changes in U. of California's Medical Plans Worry Some Employees

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Faculty members at the U. of California at Santa Barbara (pictured) said the change in health-care plans constituted what one of them called "a substantial hardship" for employees on campuses, like Santa Barbara, that lack teaching hospitals.

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Faculty members at the U. of California at Santa Barbara (pictured) said the change in health-care plans constituted what one of them called "a substantial hardship" for employees on campuses, like Santa Barbara, that lack teaching hospitals.

The University of California is overhauling its systemwide health-insurance plans to save on costs and better align with the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act, but some employees are angry over indications that they'll be paying more just to keep their existing level of service.

System officials say that the changes are needed to avoid looming cost increases and that, in most cases, employees who pick the plan that is right for them will end up saving money and getting better