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.

May 31, 2023 - Daily News - NYC Retirees sue to block Mayor Adams' latest Medicare Advantage Plan

May 27, 2023 - The Chief - Medicare switch looms, but retirees' opposition persists

March 25, 2023 - The Chief - Keeping supplemental Medicare would still yield savings, experts say

March 23, 2023 - WNYC - The Brian Lehrer Show - NYC Retirees Speak Out About Health Plan Changes

March 22, 2023 - Daily News - Mayor Adams kills Medicare Advantage option that’d let NYC retirees stay on traditional coverage: ‘We do not intend to offer this’

March 10, 2023 - Labor Notes - New York City Retirees Fight Their Own Unions to Stop Catastrophic Health Care Cuts

March 9, 2023 - The Chief - Unions clear way for contentious Medicare plan

Feb. 23, 2023 - Congressional Letter - Letter from Congress to President Biden supporting reform of Medicaid Advantage plans to support seniors and people with disabilities

Jan. 20, 2023 - NYC Org. of Public Service Retirees - Video truck outside City Hall thanks NYC Council for supporting retirees' on health plan concerns

Jan. 19, 2023 - Daily News - NYC Council has no plan to pass bill that would let Mayor Adams charge retired city workers for health care

Jan. 11, 2023 - Daily News - Judge blocks NYC from charging retired city workers $15 co-pays in latest setback to Adams

Jan. 10, 2023 - Daily News - Angry retirees pack Council meet on Adams' health plan

Jan. 9, 2023 - AARP NY - AARP NY Says NO to NYC’s Medicare Advantage Scheme: ‘A Promise Made Should be a Promise Kept’

Jan. 3, 2023 - The Chief - Council will take up Medicare matter

Dec. 22, 2022 - Work-Bites - Retirees are Giving 'em Hell for the Holidays (Article about the Dec. 21 protest against NYC Medicare Advantage plan)

Dec. 19, 2022 - Amsterdam News (Op Ed) - Oppose NYC Mediare Advantage Plan: Time to Stand Up and Go Tell It on the Mountain!

Nov. 23, 2022 - Daily News - 'Healthy' rebuke to Eric: Can't shift city retirees to privatized Medicare plan: panel [Nov. 22, 2022: Click here to read the appeals court decision.]

Nov. 4, 2022 - The Chief - A fuller truth on Medicare: Letters from Pres. Bob Gervasi and other retirees on the city's proposed Medicare "disadvantage" plan

Oct. 31, 2022 - Daily News - Health Insurance Alert! Municipal workers may have to pay for it if plan for retirees KOd

Oct. 31, 2022 - The City - Mayor Issues Ultimatum on Retiree Health Care, Seeking End to Standoff

Oct. 22, 2022 - YouTube - NYC Organization of Public Service Retirees Inc. interview with DC 37 Retiree Sallie Robinson and Retirees VP Neal Frumkin on the high cost of medical insurance copays for NYC retirees

Oct. 8, 2022 - The New York Times - 'The Cash Monster Was Insatiable': How Insurers Exploited Medicare for Billions

Oct. 6, 2022 - The IndypendentBroken Promise: Mayor’s Plan to Shift 250,000 Retired City Workers to Privatized Health Insurance Heads to City Council

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 - Workers at Amazon and Starbucks Are Pointing the Way to Organized Labor’s Revival

April 29, 2022 - The American Prospect - Medicare Advantage Is a Massive Scam

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