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Comptroller returns Medicare plan to Adams administration

Cites the proposal’s ‘uncertainties’

BY RICHARD KHAVKINE richardk@thechiefleader.com
Posted 4/8/22

City comptroller Brad Lander said he lacks “sufficient information” to register the contract for a controversial Medicare plan for city retirees, dealing the proposal, already beset by widespread dissatisfaction and litigation since it surfaced about a year ago, another setback. 

A Manhattan Supreme Court justice last month ruled that the plan, which had been scheduled to take effect April 1, was illegal as constituted since it would in essence have fined retirees who opted to stay in the current Senior Care program by making them pay an additional $191 monthly. As a consequence, Lander said he was unable to ensure that the contract would be paid for.

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