General Motors may need to turn over control of health-care benefits for retirees to the United Auto Workers (UAW) in order to avoid a collision with rising health-care costs, Time Magazine reports.

GM has been offering health-care benefits for its retirees since the 1960s, but in the last 40 years, healthcare costs have grown three times faster than inflation and the company’s retirees now outnumber current employees by more than 3:1.

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