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UFT Leader Tries To Dispel Retiree Fears About Medicare Shift

Posted 5/7/21

United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said May 5 that he has been besieged by nervous union retirees concerned about "horror stories" regarding Medicare Advantage plans that are vastly different from the one he and other city labor leaders are pursuing in tandem with the city Office of Labor Relations.

"Everyone was looking at Medicare Managed Risk and Medicare Advantage individual plans," he said in a phone interview. "Everybody was quoting factual things about the Medicare Individual Plan. But that's not what we're interested in."

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