Wow, interesting? The “Equal Employment Opportunity Commission” is work in the corporations’ best interest? You know, if we had Universal Health Care the the majority of other industrialized nation (aka 1st world nations) we would not be having this discussion. I love the EEOC’s argument that by allowing corporation to cut off benefits to retirees at age 65 will save health care benefits for the younger employees and retirees. When did Medicare become corporate welfare? So we are now placing the cost of medical care for retirees on to the middle class, who pays and disproportionate amount of taxes compared to the wealthy, and away from the corporations who are doing quite well in the profit department? In addition, instead of deregulating the standard of health care benefits to retirees why don’t we regulate how much private for-profit health insurance companies can profit off of a persons health care. This would probably reduce the cost of health care benefit to employees and retires in a more efficient manner and likewise place the cost on those that are already making billions in profit. Better yet, get rid of the for-profit health insurance industry and let “we the people” manage our health care insurance for 3-5 % over head compared to 25-30% over head, as seen in the for-profit sector?
More than 10 million retirees rely on employer-sponsored health plans as a primary source of coverage or as a supplement to Medicare, and Naomi C. Earp, the commission’s chairwoman, said, “This rule will help employers continue to voluntarily provide and maintain these critically important health benefits.”