Waiting for Gov. Scott to lift unfair burden on insurance costs


The Feb. 1 article, A $74.2B spending plan, mentioned that in Gov. Rick Scott’s new plan he will pay $180 a month for health insurance, up from $400 for the entire year. That’s certainly an improvement. However, my husband and I pay $600 a month to insure our family of four. We don’t have pre-existing conditions, and we don’t have Cadillac insurance.

In fact, our deductible is so high we can’t even afford to use our coverage when we need to. We’re forced to pay about four times what state employees pay simply because we’re self-employed. I sincerely hope the governor will do whatever he can to implement the insurance exchanges outlined in Obamacare, so that my family and thousands like ours can get some relief from this enormous and unfair burden.

Lisa Canfield, North Bay Village

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