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October 22, 2014, 4:44 pm
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Poe Hopes Lawmakers Might Intervene On Health Alliance Switch

A local lawmaker is still hoping there might be some way to intervene before state government retirees are locked into big changes in their health care coverage. 


The Quinn administration has opted not to renew the contract with Health Alliance and is instead offering four new Medicare Advantage options for retirees.  But many people are complaining about the change… and about the tight timeline for deciding which coverage to switch to. 


Representative Raymond Poe hopes there could be a vote on a measure to move the enrollment period from next month and delay it until May.  But that couldn’t happen unless lawmakers are called back for a special session on pensions… and nothing’s been scheduled yet.

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