Looking back the Mayor had this to say in January of 2011,
To help cut the red ink, last year the city took steps to defray skyrocketing employee health care costs. In July, all municipal retirees were merged into a single health care plan
Then in the fall the police officer’s union agreed to enter into the same basic plan. Shortly thereafter, Paletko placed all non-union employees into the same plan. Two weeks ago the city’s largest union, AFSCME, entered into the plan.