For immediate release
September 29, 2022
Contact: John Kowalko
25th District Representative
Rally to Oppose Privatization of Delaware State Retirees’ Medicare Benefits Set for Tuesday, October 4 at Freedom Plaza in Wilmington
RISE Delaware has scheduled a public rally to take place on October 4, 2022, from noon to 1PM at Freedom Plaza in Wilmington. The location is 8th and French Streets next to the Caravel State Building.
The purpose of the rally is to allow state retirees and future retirees to demonstrate their unwillingness to have their health care benefits and access to doctors and treatments limited by a private, for-profit company such as Highmark. The proposed mandate by the State Employees Benefits Committee (SEBC) limits healthcare choices for retirees and will supplant the Medicare plans and benefits that they have earned and paid for throughout their working lives.
“It is most important that all retirees and their families and friends join us at this rally to express their anger and frustration at this unbridled attempt to take away their health care benefits. This is your chance to express your objections and outrage, with a united voice, against this government abuse” said Representative Kowalko, co-director of RISE.
Last week, RISE Delaware – which was formed to assist Delaware’s state retirees in their fight against privatization of their Medicare benefits – announced that it has filed a lawsuit to stop the State of Delaware from imposing Highmark’s Medicare Advantage plan as their only option to receive their state health care benefits. The lawsuit has been filed in Superior Court.
Retirees Investing in Social Equity Delaware
“State of Delaware Public Service Retirees who care not just about their benefits, but your benefits too!”