This article sheds light on an impt. issue facing a lot of companies in several different industries. It also shows the helplessness of the workers. Healthcare is an impt. Hopefully we will get this sorted out sooner rather than later. One can only hope.
The complications of the story are not well clarified. The effect of the neo-con attack on labor unions that would negotiate for better health benefits is not discussed. The difficulty in finding doctors who will treat medicare patients at all, given the puny fee coverage rates is not mentioned. Labor law not providing for unions to negotiate for retirees is also an unmentioned problem.