Paul Vallas calls out Garry McCarthy on health care

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Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas wasted no time to blast the Rahm administration over test results finding lead in drinking water in a small number of metered Chicago homes. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Garry come lately?

Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas speaks!

Mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy. | Santiago Covarrubias/Sun-Times

Mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy. | Santiago Covarrubias/Sun-Times

“Garry McCarthy says he NOW wants to support former city employees who are fighting to restore the 55 percent retiree health care subsidy abolished by Mayor Rahm Emanuel . . .that he’s sensitive to their needs and determined to find a way to restore the subsidy,” said Vallas.

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“Where was his ‘sensitivity’ and his ‘determination’ when McCarthy was police superintendent and they were taking away the retiree health subsidy? Even Supt. Eddie Johnson argued against the removal of retiree health care,” he said.

“In July, I laid out with great specifics how I would restore and pay for retiree health care, the hiring of additional police officers, restoring the detective ranks to 1,200, create a witness-protection program for the city, and provide support to the Detective Unit by hiring back supplementary retired detectives, which will increase the abysmal clearance rate.

“You lead when it’s inconvenient, not only when it’s convenient,” Vallas added.

Hello, Garry?

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