|Hugh and Sharon Downing with Paula Tucker and John Olesky|
Their sons Chris, Mark, Ben and Jonathan will be showing up for Christmas. Hugh will be running a shuttle (the family car) to and from Orlando Airport to pick up and return family members.
Hugh and Sharon have another reason to be happy. They were among the retired printers in the health care lawsuit against the Beacon Journal. A judge’s preliminary injunction restored their prescription co-pay benefits, made the BJ reimburse them for their extra prescription costs above the retirement-day co-pays and reinstated secondary insurance coverage, which usually pays the 20% of the costs that Medicare allows but doesn’t pay. Medicare pays the other 80%.
Only those printers named in the lawsuit got their $5 co-pay prescription benefits back.