I work two part time jobs and do not get health insurance through either employer. This year, I switched from a PPO to an HMO because the PPO rates outrageously went up more than 70 percent…, and would have cost me approximately $775 per month with a $6,550 deductible. That's for a single person, not a family. CareFirst reportedly now is seeking a 50 percent increase. I have real fears that my health insurance will exceed my mortgage and condo fees combined, comprising an unrealistic chunk of my income. I would very much appreciate you if could pass my concerns to the regulators who make the decisions. I fear that if the ACA is decimated, things will get worse, and truly hope Maryland will, as it did prior to the ACA, ensure that the state's residents can find affordable health insurance.

Debra R.

Silver Spring, MD