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Season 1, Episode 13 Now

First Aired: April 1, 2005

Host David Brancaccio examines what he says are “creative new ways” companies use to reduce retiree health benefits. Often they do it with “certain language hidden in the plan document,” says AARP lawyer Mary Ellen Signorelle. And one company even sued a former worker who complained. Retirees have sued as well, but in the example cited, the company has been “dragging out the legal wrangling,” Brancaccio says. Adds a retiree: “They're just trying to wait us out.”

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  • Premiered: January 7, 2005
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: A weekly public-affairs newsmagazine, produced in collaboration with National Public Radio, that includes reports, essays and interviews. The series was spun off (and cut back to a half hour from an hour) when Bill Moyers left in December 2004. (more)

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