Regarding the Sept. 22 business article “More health insurers asking to increase rates”: I’m a healthy 59-year-old who visits the doctor once a year. The only medication I take is an annual flu shot and a periodic aspirin on a Sunday morning.
This fall I’ll be looking down the barrel of at least a 30 percent increase in my already exorbitant monthly premium. I’m self-employed and not eligible for a subsidy.
My choice will be to pay the anticipated unaffordable increase or the penalty. At this point, if I get sick I’ll lose everything I’ve worked so hard for, so what’s the point?
I appreciate what President Obama tried to do in reforming health care, but I feel it failed many. What needs to be tackled is the cost of delivering health services. I wish our politicians had more guts to take charge and get this done. It’s a priority!