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Insurance woes for some Lee employees

July 10, 2007

Lee County--  Budget cuts in Lee County may cause healthcare headaches for some.

In the new budget, county commissioners did away with health insurance for part-time or non-county employees. Right now, the county pays about $8,600 a year for each of those employees. The employee chips in about $2,300.

County Prosecutor Hugh Morris and County Indigent Defense Attorney Patrick Eidson told commissioners Tuesday night they do a substantial amount of work for the county and deserve insurance coverage.

"The county insurance is part of the benefits that came with the package and we just want to maintain the insurance. Having a bride that's about to give birth to a child and just being informed that my insurance is going to be taken away as of July 31st creates a great predicament upon a young family," said Eidson.

Eidson and Morris say they'll pay more for insurance if they have to. Commissioners will make a decision at their next meeting.  



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