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August 28, 2014, 4:07 am
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Brauer Hopes To Extend Deadline for Retiree Health Care Coverage Change


A local lawmaker says he remains hopeful that changes can be made before state government retirees are locked into major changes in their health care coverage.

 

The Quinn administration is dropping Health Alliance and is instead offering several other “Medicare Advantage” plans to retirees. The deadline to choose a new option is December 13th.

 

State Representative Rich Brauer says he wants to get that deadline extended, and hopes lawmakers may address that when they return to Springfield next month.

 

Brauer also wants more investigation into how and why Health Alliance was dropped… and whether it can be reinstated.

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