RETIREES: WE WANT OUR HEALTHCARE COVERAGE THE WAY IT WAS!

The Insite is hearing some Harris County Sheriff’s Office retirees are upset with the County Commission.  Bob Goerlitz, President of the Harris County Deputies’ Organization, says those retirees are upset because county commissioners took their monthly healthcare premiums up from $0 a month to $115 a month.  Goerlitz says the retirees are on a fixed income and can’t afford to pay the increased rates.  He also says this is plain and simple a broken promise by commissioners.  However, a spokesperson for the County Judge’s office says the increase was likely made because of the budget constraints.  That rep also passed the Insite along to the Harris County Human Resources Department.  We’re hoping to get a response!