Letters to the Editor

Unaffordable care

I was prepared for a 20 percent increase on my insurance policy. Imagine my shock and frustration when I recently received my renewal letter from Blue Cross with a 50 percent increase.

My rate went from $645 a month for a gold policy to $879. Same exact policy. I’m a 52-year-old single man living in Florida.

I have no children and I make $75K per year. That means my health coverage is 25 percent of my take home pay.

I obviously cannot afford this once you include my car payment and housing and living expense.

I’ve been a life long democrat and was a supporter of not only President Obama, but the Affordable Care Act. This is far from affordable.

I’m at a loss and don't know who to contact regarding this absurdity.

Frank Gerlando, Marathon

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