Before collective bargaining reforms, the WEA Trust - the dominant healthcare provider for teachers in Wisconsin - was protected from having to be competitive. They had a virtual monopoly which in 2000 was estimated to cost school districts $875 per teacher per year more than the costs would be if there was fair bidding. http://www.wpri.org/Reports/Volume13/Vol13no8.pdf The WEA Trust faced considerable loss of business after the CB reforms went on the books and they would no longer be able to count on the unions automatically writing them in as nonnegotiable elements of teacher contracts. More districts now could drop insurance arm of teachers union - JSOnline In the end the Trust didn't lose as much business as some thought they might because once they were faced with real competition and had to bid for contracts, surprise, surprise, all of a sudden they found they were able to lower their costs to win the bids. Those who support Walker's recall are asking to go back to a system where noncompetitive de facto monopolies such as the WEA Trust were institutionalized. But whatcha gonna do?