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Saturday, September 13, 2014

What a piece of work! Rahm screws city retirees again with a health insurance hike!

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/emanuel-socks-city-retirees-40-percent-health-insurance-hike/fri-09122014-700pm#bmb=1

I usually don't just re-post news articles, but I saw this in the Sun-Times and had to pass it along. I love the fact that it was posted at 7:00 P.M. on a Friday night too.  I hope that the Illinois Supreme Court does the right thing.  What a piece of work!

Watch for the mail.  If you didn't get your information yet, I'm guessing it will arrive soon. 


"Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago’s 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will  be going up by a whopping 40 percent — in spite of a pending lawsuit and a precedent-setting Illinois Supreme Court ruling.
Last year, Emanuel announced plans to save $108.7 million a year by phasing out the city’s 55 percent subsidy for retiree health care and forcing retirees to make the switch to Obamacare.
For the city, the Year One savings was $25 million. For retirees, that translated into an increase in monthly health insurance premiums in the 20 percent and 30 percent-range.
On Friday, city retirees and their dependents got hit again — only this time, even harder. The city notified them of a 30-percent to 40-percent increase that will cost most of the retirees between another $300 to $400 a month."

2 comments:

  1. EXCUSE ME, BUT didn't the Illinois Supreme Court DECIDE IN FAVOR OF RETIREES?HOPE YOU LIKED BEING MAYOR FOR 4 YEARS TUTU YOU WILL BE CHASED IN FEB.!

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  2. Yes, and the cowardly in bed with City Hall FOP Lodge #7 did NOTHIN to fight this, just folded up like a cheap suit. ALL CPD Retirees, DO NOT pay any more Dues to the worthless FLOP Lodge 7, quit these assholes. Big deal, you won't get a useless FOP Book and bullshit car window decal anymore, they're worthless anyways. QUIT THE FOP.

    AND, a Special THANKS FOR NOTHING, to the equally worthless CPD Chaplins, Reverends, and other assorted CPD Holy Men and Women, who also did absolutely NOTHIN to stand up for the Retirees. Hope all you political Hack Whores are proud of yourselves, Cowards. Yeah, as long as you got yours, it's all good. Fuck everyone else. Get Thee behind me Satan...

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