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Nurses Association blasts Patrick’s retiree health plan

The powerful Massachusetts Nurses Association today blasted Governor Deval Patrick’s plan to force retired public employees to pay more for their health care, a significant break from other unions that have backed the proposal.

“One of the reasons these nurses and health professionals stay in these environments and provide the care they do at such low pay, is the benefits the state provides them,” David Schildmeier, an association spokesman, said in a statement.

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