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Retired public workers assured promised benefits
San Francisco Chronicle

The California Supreme Court says retired public workers are entitled to promised health care benefits. The Los Angeles Times ( says Monday’s unanimous ruling in an Orange County case makes it difficult for budget-trimming state and local governments to cut health benefits to retirees. Justice Marvin Baxter wrote that there’s an implied contract requiring lifetime benefits and the county is prevented from changing a health care plan that hikes retiree premiums.