“Some people are definitely getting a huge $$ hit. Retiree health benefits have often been overlooked in the pension squeeze, as it had always been assumed that the local governments, at a pinch, could dump their retirees onto Obamacare or Medicare or whatever. It’s been a mixed bag in the courts so far, but it looks like Chicago may be making this one stick.”

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3 years ago

Seems the ones over 65 could buy into Part A of Medicare, and then pay for Part B and a supplement like the rest of us. I helped a senior do just this. He didn’t qualify for for Social Security or free Part A because he hadn’t worked enough quaters in his life. I didn’t know you could buy Part A until I visited Social Security with him. Part A is bit over $400 a month.