City won’t abandon retirees on health care, Emanuel says (Chicago Sun Times)

November 28, 2012 – Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s not about to walk away and leave thousands of retired city employees without city-subsidized health care, but changes must be made to control skyrocketing health care costs. Active city employees will see their monthly health insurance premiums rise by $50 unless they participate in a “wellness program” to manage chronic health problems such as obesity, diabetes and high-blood pressure. That has led to overwhelming levels of participation and what Emanuel has claimed as “north of $100 million” in savings for the city.

Link to Full Article: http://www.suntimes.com/news/16679191-418/city-wont-abandon-retirees-on-health-care-emanuel-says.html

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