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City of Tulsa to cut health insurance subsidies to police, fire retirees

BY KEVIN CANFIELD, Tulsa World Published: February 18, 2014

In another effort to cut costs, the city of Tulsa has informed retired police and firefighters that it will no longer subsidize their health insurance effective July 1.

The city has subsidized the (health care programs) for some time," said City Manager Jim Twombly. "As we look at out budgets going forward, this is something we feel we can cease.

"It does change the economics for employees, but the main thing is the insurance is still available."

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