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Letter: Health care costs

  • Author: Kathy Hediger
    | Opinion
  • Updated: September 12
  • Published September 12

My husband and I have owned a small business here in Alaska since the early 1980s. We have participated in the Healthcare.gov program since the beginning. Last year, we had to withdraw funds from our life insurance to cover unforeseen expenses. The IRS informed us we will have to pay back $31,467 in health care subsidies because of this increase in our income. They say our health insurance is worth $3,329 per month.

Before we had plans through Healthcare.gov, we paid at the most $2,000. A tax attorney told me this has happened to numerous people since Healthcare.gov was created. This seems so unfair and un-American.

— Kathy Hediger

Wasilla

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