Press

We are an active group, here are some of the latest pieces from the media!

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The Chief
Appeals Court
Backs Retirees

11/22/2022

Council support for administration's plan uncertain

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NY Daily News
NYC Loses Appeal in
Court Battle

11/22/2022

Mayor Adams’ administration suffered another setback Tuesday in its effort to shift retired city workers into a privatized Medicare plan

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Crain's
City Must Pay!

11/22/2022

City must pay entire cost of municipal retirees’ supplemental health plans: ruling

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STAT
Replace the Failure of Medicare Advantage

11/15/2022

Article by Steve Cohen: Replace the failure of Medicare Advantage with ‘Medicare Part F’

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“I’m a lady — I would love to sit across the table from the three of them and start to negotiate some of this sh*t out,” Marianne Pizzitola

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The City
Adams Issues Ultimatum!

11/01/2022

City Council must enable budget-cutting new health insurance options for retirees, warns Eric Adams’ chief labor negotiator — or City Hall will eliminate existing insurance plans.

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The city’s Office of Labor Relations said it will have to enroll retired city workers in the Medicare Advantage health plan and get rid of other plan options if the City Council does not change the administrative code to make way for the privatized plan.

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The Riverdale Press
Mulgrew

11/04/2022

UFT head: Court ruling wipes out ‘bargaining power’

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Op Ed
Our Attorney Steve Cohen

11/01/2022

"Save money on health care — but do it fairly"
 

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Hey, NYC, What’s the Price of a Promise?
09/24/2022

Opinion piece by
Marianne Pizzitola. 
Should tens of thousands of senior citizens and disabled first responders be subjected to insurance companies determining their fate as opposed to medical professionals who know them?

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The Chief
City Council to Have a Say in Medicare Standoff

09/14/2022

City Council will have key say on Medicare plan

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New York Focus
Medicare Standoff

08/10/2022

Threatens cuts to Current City Workers' Benefits

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ELEVANCE Stock Falls
07/20/2022

Elevance Health Inc. shares plunged the most in two years as its medical costs failed to decrease in line with rival UnitedHealth Group Inc., which reported sunnier results last week. 

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NYC Lies to the Judge
06/18/2022

Retirees accuse NYC of lying to judge in battle over health benefits

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Retirees Denied Care
04/28/2022

The threat of Med Plan Protest causes UFT Union Boss to abruptly cancel the event!

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Federal Report Findings
04/28/2022

Medicare Advantage Plans Often Deny Needed Care, Federal Report Finds

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The Chief
Letter to the Editor

04/20/2022

Letter to the Editor of the Chief - "Keep Traditional Medicare City Workers Deserve No Less - Joseph Cambell"

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The City’s Plan Thwarted 
04/08/2022

The City’s plan to move 250,000 retired municipal workers from Medicare to an inferior, privately run plan has been thwarted for now.

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UFT Cancels Event
03/31/2022

The threat of Med Plan Protest causes UFT Union Boss to abruptly cancel the event!

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Statement from Comptroller Brad Lander on Medicare Advantage Plan Contract

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A Message to Adams
03/28/2022

More than 64K NYC retirees have rejected controversial Medicare plan favored by Mayor Adams

Comptroller Won't Sign
MAPP

03/30/2022

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Queens Chronical
Retirees Save $200

03/11/2022

More than 64K NYC retirees have rejected controversial Medicare plan favored by Mayor Adams

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Our Own Gene Iannuzzi
03/10/2022

Voice of the People: A plan to save money by sacrificing our health!

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Brad Says No!
03/08/2022

Comptroller Lander comes out against Mayor Adams’ new NYC retiree Medicare plan after court order. 

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Opinion: Steve Cohen
03/05/2022

Opinion piece from our Attorney, Steve Cohen:
Build a better health plan, Mayor

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Statement from RPEA
03/04/2022

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Labor Press
UFT Backs Off

03/04/2022

Statement from RPEA Executive Director Edward Farrell, Following Decision to Strike Down NYC’s Plan to Pull a Bait-And-Switch on Retirees

Judge Blocks City’s Bid to Slap Monthly Penalty on Retirees Opting Out of Medicare Advantage; UFT Backs Off on Supporting Switch

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We Won, We Won!
03/03/2022

Medicare Advantage Plans Often Deny Needed Care, Federal Report Finds

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New York Focus
Celebrate Good TImes

03/03/2022

Retired NYC Workers Celebrate Medicare Switch Court Win

As printed in City Limits 12/17/2021. Medicare Advantage is a Disadvantage

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City Limits
Advantage/Disadvantage

02/24/2022

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MAPP Lays an Egg
02/23/2022

A jerry-rigged Medicare Advantage plan has yet to begin. But the show has been in previews, the word has gotten around, and the audience is heading for the exits.

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45,000 Opt-Out
02/15/2022

City Hall reports: More than 45,000 retired municipal workers have opted to keep their current Medicare coverage.

RPEA: Edward Farrell, Executive Director "The decision by Mayor Adams to support moving all retirees and their beneficiaries out of traditional Medicare is a breach of contract with people..."

Bait-n-Switch, Indeed
02/20/2022

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Feds Sue Anthem
02/13/2022

Retirees accuse NYC of lying to judge in battle over health benefits

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Push Back Against Mayor
02/09/2022

NYC retirees could be denied ‘medically necessary care’ under Medicare Advantage plan

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Good Plan on Paper?
02/09/2022

Medicare Advantage Plans Often Deny Needed Care, Federal Report Finds

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Salvaging MAPP
02/07/2022

Medicare Advantage Plans Often Deny Needed Care, Federal Report Finds

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Comptroller Brad Lander’s office pledged Thursday to “carefully” scrutinize the controversial Medicare plan...

Medicare Advantage Plans Often Deny Needed Care, Federal Report Finds

Labor Press
Bait n Switch to Best?
02/08/2022

Comptroller Scrutinizing
02/03/2022

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Wonder Woman Radio
01/28/2022

Linda's interview with Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner on WVOX Radio

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The Tough Truth
01/26/2022

The tough truth about NYC’s Medicare Advantage plan.

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Nespoli's the 'Rump'
01/21/2022

Union boss trashes ‘rump’ retirees anxious over less robust Medicare plan.

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Mayor Adams
01/04/2022

*Subscription May Be Required*
Retirees renewed calls to Mayor Adams to block-health plan switch

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First Responder Widows
01/02/2022

Retiree Widows call for Mayor Adams to block health plan switch

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Queens Chronical
Debacle!

12/18/2021

New York City and its retirees are still at a stalemate over the proposed Medicare Advantage Plan, which was originally supposed to go into effect for the new year

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New York Focus
The Judge Rules

12/14/2021

Retired city employees will be able to opt out of their newly-privatized health insurance until June 30, the judge ruled

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New York Focus
NYC MIS-Information

12/09/2021

Hundreds of thousands of retired New York City employees received incorrect information from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration regarding a key provision of a new health plan

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Paper Shortage, Huh?
12/08/2021

Hundreds of thousands of retired New York City employees received incorrect information from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration regarding a key provision of a new health plan

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Decision on Adams
12/07/2021

Retiree health plan decision on Adams' plate

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Blocked!
11/30/2021

De Blasio blocked from rolling out controversial NYC retiree health plan this year, leaving issue up to Mayor-elect Adams

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Retirees Fght Back

11/11/2021

Retired City Workers Voice Opposition to New City Health Plan in Chaotic Public Hearing

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Judge Blocks NYC!
10/21/2021

Judge Temporarily Stops New York City’s Plan To Change Retiree Health Benefits

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Health Care Storm
10/21/2021

Cellphones and email accounts belonging to New York City municipal retirees from Long Island to Florida are flooded these days with messages of concern.

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New York Focus
Brace Yourself

10/19/2021

Retired City Workers Brace for Shift to Privatized Health Care

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Screw-Up
10/19/2021

Don’t sacrifice vital NYC savings while fixing de Blasio’s Medicare Advantage screw-ups

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Retirees Unite!
10/14/2021

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Courtroom Hurdles
04/28/2022

City's plan to privatize insurance for 250,000 retired workers hits courtroom hurdles

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Irate Retirees Inundate CBS2 With Emails After New York City Changes Health Benefits For 250,000 Workers

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Sue Baby
09/27/2021

Retired NYC employees sue to block

new ‘inferior’ Medicare coverage

The New York City Unions whose Backdoor Deal Sold Out Retirees, Helped Insurance Industry

Backdoor Deals!
06/28/2021