Ruling on retiree health care costs in Cincinnati could ripple across the nation

Calling it a “major legal and financial victory for the city of Cincinnati’s troubled pension system,” is reporting that “a Hamilton County judge ruled today that City Hall has the right to alter retirees’ health coverage to require most to absorb a higher share of the cost.”

The ruling is likely to get a lot of attention because it wades into a hugely contentious issue about vested interests of local and state governmental retirees in health care plans.


  1. Uh, let's see. We in the private sector have always had to pay a portion of our health care and have seen it go up drastically while benefits decrease. Why shouldn't gubament cheese workers have to do the same? After all, I pay for their benefits and it insults me that they live better than I do.