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Bankrupt Detroit may become a test case for a controversial new way of lowering the city's doctor bills.
She congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel -- -- -- With Detroit entering federal bankruptcy the city is proposing a way to reduce some of the five point seven billion dollars it -- in retiree health costs.
Shifting younger recipients out of city run coverage into Obama -- new insurance markets.
The idea first reported by the New York Times would save the city tens of millions of dollars.
Texas Republican senator Ted Cruz who favors repeal of obamacare.
Calls this significant cost shift to the federal government troubling.
The idea that you -- -- that taxpayers all across the country would be stuck footing the bill.
For Detroit's irresponsible policies I think makes no sense though it's a solution likely to catch -- -- many other cash strapped cities dealing with massive retiree benefits.
It is say.
A way to ensure.
That the employees have good health coverage.
Perhaps excellent health coverage and at the same time and take the financial burden off the city and town.
-- the White House spokesman Josh Earnest said he wasn't sure how this would play out but emphasize the positive is one of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.
Is making sure that those Americans that don't get health insurance through their employer.
Are able for the first time to go on the open market through these marketplaces and purchase high quality affordable health insurance.
Yet former DNC chairman Howard Dean says -- component of the president's health care law the independent payment advisory board is a major problem.
Dean writes in the Wall Street Journal quote.
The iPad is essentially a health care rationing body.
The iPad will be able to stop certain treatments its members do not favor by simply setting rates to levels were no doctor or hospital perform them.
As for Detroit it is also looking to sell nine parking garages to parking lots in more than 3400 meters.
Hoping outside investors may find -- valuable.
This -- -- bankruptcy more than 400 million dollars in Michigan taxpayer funds will be spent on a new arena for the red wings of the National Hockey League.
They're calling it economic development and one area of pride is the city's nickname hockey town -- Okay Mike thank you.
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