Cost of weight-loss drugs for state employees hits taxpayers

Jacob OwensGovernment, Headlines

When Gov. John Carney announced last week that his Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal included more than $93 million in additional spending for health care plan costs for state employees and retirees, he didn’t mention that a significant portion of that is attributed to an exploding issue: weight-loss drugs. Delaware officials budgeted about $2 million in the current fiscal year …