Credit Where Credit is Due
At Tuesday's City Council Meeting the Mayor produced his analysis of the savings and costs of having the city and school employees enter the GIC. Of course his number varied considerably from those of the unions, but hey, it's a start.
The discussion in the comments
following the Transcript article
raised some interesting questions that did not seem to asked by Councilors or the Media:
1) Does the city already have a claims trust fund for its self-insured Blue Cross-Blue Shield policy? If so, how much is in it, and was that subtracted from the Mayor's $1 Million dollar figure he said would be needed to settle claims under the existing policy?
2) Who is the city's consultant who prepared the mayor's analysis and is he/she independent? (This info seems very pertinent because the union's analysis by Boston Benefits has been attacked as biased.)
We are almost to the point of apples to apples comparisons.