With the Obama administration gearing up to spend $700 million on an advertising blitz to convince the young and healthy to sign-up for insurance under ObamaCare, cash-strapped cities like Detroit are emerging as the biggest obstacle.
The reason: Tens of thousands of retired public employees are owed billions in lifetime health care coverage.
In the Motor City alone, about 19,000 retired public employees are owed an estimated $5.7 billion in lifetime health benefits.
Nationwide, health care legacy costs for cities run north of $126 billion, according to a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts.…
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