To the editor:
I have been priced out of health insurance. This isn't the first time, and it probably won't be the last. As a small business owner it's not unusual to get the short end of the stick when it comes to health insurance.
It wasn't long ago our small group policy became too expensive, and we all had to fend for ourselves. The good part was we simply went out and bought individual health insurance, which was half the cost. We had choices in the marketplace.
Now there is no marketplace and thus no choices. The insurance companies have exited, citing exorbitant costs. Well, that's exactly what has happened to me. I have costs too, but it seems our political leaders don't recognize costs, only revenues, and that's the rub.
When our politicians are able to appreciate the cost side of the equation, then will we be able to create a viable plan. Until then, I'm priced out.