Need medical coverage? Just move to Irwindale

Jennifer McLain reports today that the “Jardin de Roca” or “Garden of Rocks” city has been offering subsidized medical and vision coverage to residents for 30 years. The price tag: $1.

The plan cost the city $1.1 million last year.

In many cases, the coverage is better than what some residents get from employers, said City Manager Robert Griego.

Residents in the 2008-09 fiscal year paid $3 for a 34-day supply of generic medication. The $3 refills were unlimited.

Glasses frames less than $55 were free. So were lenses. And for a $25 deductible, a resident could get contact lenses.

“Our program should be the last resort,” Griego said. “Unfortunately, residents are turning to this program first.”

The city is looking to trim the program back a bit, but the coverage will still be there. Nice perk for simply being a resident.

  • WC bulldog

    I want to move to Irwindale. Better than the city I live in now – West Covina where our Mayor is corrupt.

  • Anonymous

    Move to Irwindale and take the rest of the city council with you. Mikey can become a Consultant, like he is in many cities. He will surely get you a much better deal. Right Mr. T.

  • Adam

    People commit a crime every time they cross the borders into the United States illegally. They don’t respect our laws so why should we give them any type of aide or citizenship? They don’t respect America. That’s all there is to it. They get American taxpayers money put in their pockets every month. Our taxes that go toward public schools and our welfare system our going to any illigal person in the United States that signs up for the program. Our hours at work are being cut, wages are being cut, jobs are being lost and some are losing their homes/apt’s, but the people on welfare don’t have to worry about it. They have a roof over their head and the heads of the people that they’re renting space out of they’re homes to. They’re getting WIC, food stamps, sections 8 housing any type of aide that they request. Guess who pays their heating, electric, gas telephone, rent, clothing and their kid’s schooling? Every American tax payer. Do you think they’re worried about getting they’re taxes paid today? I don’t think so. I think that they are relaxing at home patting themselves on the back because they now how to work the system