by Sarah Curry
Director of Fiscal Policy Studies
The all republican board of the Gaston County commission voted to give themselves health insurance for life, at the taxpayers expense.
Here are some of the details from a news article:
“Taxpayers would pay the majority cost to keep commissioners on the plan.
For the basic PPO the commissioner would pay $18.72 every two weeks. Taxpayers would cover the remaining $322.65 cost.
A commissioner with family would pay $128.21 and taxpayers would spend $586.47 to cover the rest of their insurance plan.
The county manager recommended health insurance for outgoing commissioners. He said the county is already dealing with a $1.2 million increase in health care cost for employees.”
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