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To the editor:
Why are union leaders, including TWU 100, in NYC and governments nationwide allowing Medicare Advantage plans for their workers and retirees?
They all claim to be cutting fat. However what they’re doing instead is cutting arteries, veins and even the bone itself to try and save money.
MA plans have been shown to aggravate illnesses by delaying or denying care at a critical time of their illness.
Focusing on preventive medicine and treating the whole patient holistically improves quality of life and keeps health-care costs down while delivering better overall care. We should all be thinking on how we can preserve life and make everyone’s meal a safer and more enjoyable experience.
We need to preserve city retirees’ health care and encourage them to keep their public option in Medicare.
Bus operator and TWU 100 member
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