In the News

The links on this page land on articles In the News that may be of interest to members of the DC 37 Retirees Association. They are presented here for information purposes only.

Sept. 12, 2022 - Daily News - City retirees furious at new Adams push to modify health plan

Aug. 10, 2022 - The City - Medicare Standoff Threatens Cuts to Current City Workers’ Benefits

May 17, 2022 - Labor Press (by L. 1549 retiree Ralph Palladino) - Workers at Amazon and Starbucks Are Pointing the Way to Organized Labor’s Revival

March 31, 2022 - NY Daily News - NYC teachers union boss cancels event after protest threat from retirees angry over new Medicare plan

March 8, 2022 - NY Daily News - Comptroller Lander comes out against Mayor Adams’ new NYC retiree Medicare plan after court order

March 3, 2022 - The City - Retired NYC Workers Celebrate Medicare Coverage Switch Court Win

March 3, 2022 - NY Daily News - Judge rules Adams admin cannot financially penalize NYC retirees who reject controversial Medicare plan

Dec. 22, 2021 - Labor Press - City Retirees Urge Adams to Scrap Switch to Medicare Advantage

Dec. 15, 2021 (updated Dec. 22) - The Chief - Judge OKs Revised Medicare Advantage  Program Schedule - Retirees Will Have At Least Until March 31 to Decide; Lawyer: Not Over Yet

Dec. 14, 2021 - New York Focus - Judge Orders City to Delay Retiree Health Care Switch Until April 1 [Dec. 14, 2021: Click here to read the judge's order.]

Dec. 9, 2021 - New York Focus - New York City Mailed Misinformation on New Health Insurance to Retired City Employees — and Won’t Send Out a Correction

Dec. 8, 2021 - NY Daily News - De Blasio blames 'paper supply shortage' for not sending correct health plan info to NYC retirees

Nov. 30, 2021 - CBS New York - Judge Blocks New Health Care Plan for Retired NYC Workers (video)

Nov. 28, 2021 - New York Post - DeBlasio Admin's $34B health insurance contract doesn't add up: rival bidder

Nov. 11, 2021 - New York Focus - Retired City Workers Voice Opposition to New York City Health Plan in Chaotic Hearing

Oct. 22, 2021 - Daily News - Eric Adams welcomes court decision to delay NYC municipal retiree health benefit plan updates

Oct. 22, 2021 - The City - Court Blocks Controversial Medicare Switch for Retired NYC Workers  [Oct. 21, 2021 - Click here to read the judge's temporary restraining order.][ Nov. 12, 2021 - Click here to read the plaintiff response to the city's MAPP plan.] [Nov. 23, 2021: Click here to read a report on Judge's conference on the NYC MAPP plan.]

Oct. 21, 2021 - Newsday (Opinion) - The municipal retiree healthcare storm

Oct. 12, 2021 - AARP Bulletin - Pros and Cons: Exploring the differences in Medicare coverage (Original vs. Advantage)

Oct. 6, 2021 - AARP Bulletin - Medicare Advantage Plans Increasingly Popular: Extra benefits attract enrollees, but experts say plans can deliver better on their promises

Sept. 27, 2021 - The Chief - Losing Bidder for City Medicare Advantage Care Contract Files Suit (free story)

Sept. 27, 2021 - New York Post - Retired NYC employees sue to block 'inferior' Medicare coverage

Sept. 19, 2021 - New York Post - Aetna sues NYC, labor officials over 'tainted' Medicare contract

Sept. 15, 2021 - USA Today - Democrats on key panel vote with Republicans to reject adding Medicare drug-price plan to $3.5T budget package

Aug. 31, 2021 - Daily News (Opinion) - Social Security, on surprisingly solid ground

Aug. 19, 2021 - New York Focus - Retired City Workers Brace for Shift to Privatized Healthcare

Aug. 13, 2021 - Daily News (Opinion) -  Stop the Medicare bait-and-switch: NYC is poised to harm its retirees 

Aug. 4, 2021 - DC 37 News Release - Statement from Executive Director Henry Garrido on Attorney General James’ investigation

Aug. 2, 2021 - Daily News (Op Ed) - The day the labor movement crashed

July 14, 2021 - Gothamist - NYC Unions Confirm Decision to Shift Retirees Onto Privatized Health Insurance

April 21, 2021 - Portside - Health Care Costs for Retired City Workers Could Dramatically Increase Under City Plan