Teachers in one school district are continuing to enjoy one of the benefits of their self-insured contract rider. Qualified teachers can get plastic surgery completely free, thanks to the taxpayers of Buffalo, New York. The rider was included into the annual contact in the 1970s and since then it has increased the budget significantly. While just $1 million was spent on plastic surgery in 2004, the amount in 2009 had already increased to $9 million. Public school teachers can get any type of cosmetic plastic surgery that they want without even having to pay the co-pay.
When the rider was included in the teachers' contracts decades ago, it was to cover items such as a burn victim's reconstructive surgeries. Back then, plastic surgery was not as prevalent as it is today. While the rider was nearly cut from the contract back in 1996, it is still in place and teachers have continued to enjoy the benefits of free plastic surgery. If you would like to experience the benefits of plastic or cosmetic surgery, contact the West Coast Plastic Surgery Center today to discuss your interests with a Westlake Village plastic surgeon from our office.