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Antonio Villaraigosa on Health Care

 


L.A. should reduce payments to retirees' Health Care plans

In five years, the City's mandatory contribution to sworn retiree health benefits has nearly quadrupled, from $31.4 million in 2005-06 to $113.8 million in 2010-11. Villaraigosa urged the LAFPP to reject this increase, freezing the retiree health subsidy at its current level. Increases like the one the pension board is considering are steps in the wrong direction. We need to reduce costs, not increase them. The proposal before the pension board will only drive us deeper into a financial hole. The board should do the right thing and reject it. Villaraigosa pledged to work with the City Council to freeze the retiree health subsidy for all employees starting on July 1, 2011.
Source: City of Los Angeles Mayoral press release, "Subsidy Freeze" , Jul 1, 2011

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