66
      Friday
      75 / 54
      Saturday
      78 / 56
      Sunday
      80 / 59

      Poll: Detroit deal fair?

      An agreement has been reached in a health insurance dispute between bankrupt Detroit and some city retirees.

      The deal announced Friday by mediators likely ends a lawsuit by retirees. A court hearing set for next week has been canceled.

      Some features of the deal include the increase to $300 in the monthly stipend for retirees over age 65 who are not eligible for Medicare. The stipend for retirees under age 65 will be upped to $175 if the household income is less than $75,000 and the retiree acquires insurance under a health exchange.

      The city last year had proposed shifting some retirees to Medicare and giving a monthly stipend to retirees under age 65 to buy their own insurance.

      The mediators say the deal was reached Thursday night.

      Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Do you think the deal is fair? Yes or no? Why or why not?