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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