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City plans to stop paying for Medicare prescription drugs
City plans to stop paying for Medicare prescription drugs

Baltimore officials this week sent about 40,000 letters to city employees and retirees, telling them the city will no longer pay for prescription drugs under Medicare as of 2020. City officials are touting the move -- which they say is made possible by President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act closing a coverage gap that Baltimore supplemented --  as a way to save millions for cash-strapped Baltimore. But union workers are criticizing the plan, which they argue could drive up costs for some seniors who’ll need to find coverage in the private market. “The changes in the Affordable Care Act make it no longer necessary for the city to provide supplemental...

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