State coverage for retirees secondary for most

There is talk in Honolulu about the great expense the state retirees’ free health benefit is costing the state.

I wonder why no one mentions that most retirees are also on Medicare, which makes the state’s medical coverage the secondary carrier. I hope the state isn’t paying the regular rates of a primary carrier.

Oops, did I let the cat out of the bag? Sorry.

Don Sprinkle