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posted: 3/11/2014 5:01 AM

Postal retirees don't get free health benefits

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I enjoy reading the letters in the Daily Herald, and I can usually distinguish facts from rants of people who don't have all the facts, but I had to respond to a Feb. 27 letter by Nick Herman. He said postal workers get great pensions and free health insurance. I am a retired postal worker, and I can say that my health insurance premiums take more than half of my pension. Federal workers don't get free health insurance, and postal workers pay more after they retire.

Richard DiBattista

Mount Prospect

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