U.S. Ruling Backs Benefit Cut at 65 in Retiree Plans

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday that employers could reduce or eliminate health benefits for retirees when they turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Dwight Rousu - Dec 27, 2007 - 8:21 PM PST
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Juliet Sallette
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by Juliet Sallette - Oct. 1, 2008

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.

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Oct. 1, 2008

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.

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Al Espenschied
4.0
by Al Espenschied - Oct. 1, 2008

a good article explaining why companies need to keep record profits in place by cutting out health coverage for those under medicare.

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