Skip to comments.State retirees sue over health plan
Posted on 04/21/2012 4:22:35 PM PDT by mdittmar
A group of state retirees is suing the state employee health plan for breach of contract for changing or dropping the health care plans in which they were enrolled.
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake is the lead plaintiff in the suit, first in a group that includes retired teachers, school administrators, SBI agents, office clerks and others. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Gaston County, says the state breached contracts when it dropped or began charging premiums for health insurance plans in which state retirees were enrolled.
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sounds like manna for lawyers.
And when all of these public employee contract "negotiation" sessions are nothing more than giddy mutual back-scratching arrangements, what is produced is nothing like a "contract."
Why are they upset? They’ve got Obamacare now. It’s a panacea.
but its to the point now that PRESENT needed work will be disrupted,stopped, changed, diminished in many ways just because we have to keep feeding the retirees endless apetites...
seems the unions have the final say in these pension benefits and if they think laying off 1000 workers so they can keep up the fat to several dozen retirees, then so be it....
close parks...libraires...zoos...close schools for 5 months a year ( and pay for only 5 months), stop school sports and music, stop cleaning trails and highways....stop it all...
Good luck collecting one dime from BROKE taxpayers.
Gee... I wonder which state it is?
(Sorry, I’m a bit grumpy and excerpts that leave out crucial info are sorely lacking.)
I think that is 100% correct. Government union members who think their pensions and benefits are sacrosanct, are simply not facing reality.
My understanding is that the answer is 'YES'. I believe sergeantdave is correct. Union contracts are acts of the state legislature, and as such may be rescinded.