Obamacare rates are killing me
There is always scant mention of those of us who provide our own insurance because our employers don’t provide it. We are the “individually insured” who don’t qualify for a subsidy under the Affordable Care Act, and my premiums are dreadful (“Thanks, Obamacare,” Sept. 19).
After the 20 percent hike last year from CareFirst, I went from the least expensive silver plan to the cheapest plan of all. This year, it looks like our premiums will rise again — at least another 20 percent. I am guessing my premiums will be hovering around $500 per month. My deductible is the out-of-pocket maximum of $6,500.
I have maintained my own insurance for most of my adult life, but now I am being priced out of the market. I agree that we all need to be insured but there is a big problem here for some of us.