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State retirees caught off guard by prescription coverage changes

State retirees caught off guard by prescription coverage changes

State retirees first received news of the state changing their prescription coverage last month (“Maryland government retirees in an uproar over looming change to prescription drug coverage,” June 20). However, the O’Malley administration made the decision to shift retirees to Medicare Part D in 2011, and the recent General Assembly advanced this decision by six months (It’s now set to take effect Jan 1, instead of July 2019). Were retirees ever informed of these two events?

As far as I know, retirees current and past were never informed of the O’Malley decision nor...

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