President Ryan-Johnson was joined by CUB retiree Donald Morris and BTU retiree Marsha Taylor in supporting the City Council resolution that would bring greater transparency to the Baltimore City plan for prescription drugs. As it stands now, Baltimore city will no longer cover prescription drugs after 2020 because of expected contributions from the Affordable Care Act. With the uncertainty surrounding that law, Baltimore City Council as well as concerned city employees and retirees want answers as to what will happen in 2020.
Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke has sponsored the resolution and has called on AFT-Maryland’s support. With that support, the Mayor and her team know the unions in Baltimore city that make up the AFT-Maryland will be heavily invested in seeing what’s next for the city’s prescription drug benefits plan.