Government workers in New Jersey may soon be paying for more for their health care, if a proposal by Governor Chris Christie is adopted.

Christie’s plan would be phased in over three years and under it, employees would pay 10 percent of their health care premiums beginning this July. Their share would go up to 17 percent in January 2012, 23 percent in January 2013 and 30 percent by July 2014. New employees would automatically pay the full 30 percent toward their premiums.

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