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January 16, 2023

Is Adams’ Medicare Advantage ploy ‘a game of chicken?’

About midway through Monday’s City Council hearing on Mayor Eric Adams’s demand that a Medicare Advantage plan become the only no-premium healthcare option for municipal retirees, Council Member Lincoln Restler (D-Greenpoint) pondered out loud, “Is this all a game of chicken?” He was referring not just to the high stakes…

January 12, 2023

Retirees want NYC to say no to Medicare Advantage

This time next week, New York City might be switching out the Medicare coverage it has traditionally given retired city workers and their dependents, and instead signing them up for coverage with a privately managed “Medicare Advantage” or Medicare Part C health insurance plan.

January 11, 2023

Protect Our Health Care

PSC Urges City Council to Oppose Shifting Retiree Healthcare to Medicare Advantage Offers Alternative Plan to Protect Health Insurance of 250,000 Municipal Retirees President James Davis, Barbara Caress, a healthcare policy expert from the Zicklin School at Baruch College, and Jennifer Gaboury, chair of the PSC chapter at Hunter College,…

January 9, 2023

CUNY union testifies against potential switch to Medicare Advantage healthcare plan

City retirees and union members testified Monday against a proposed change to an administrative code that would shift the healthcare plan for roughly 250,000 retirees to Medicare Advantage, a privatized version of the current healthcare plan.

January 9, 2023

A better way for retiree health care

For more than half a century, New York City has kept a covenant with its workers: your wages will be modest — lower than those of your counterparts in the suburbs or the private sector — but as a full-time employee you will be entitled to health care coverage without…

December 27, 2022

Retirees’ Medicare fight has Council ally

Municipal retirees battling the city’s proposed shift to a private Medicare plan for its 250,000 retired workers have a prominent ally in the City Council.

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