The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00660

Submission Number:
00660
Commenter:
Thomas Blair
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
My wife and I are airbnb hosts, and rely on the extra income to meet our retirement needs. The recent implementation of the Affordable Care Act, particularly as it relates to Medicare Advantage, has increased out annual out-of-pocket cost by more than $3,000. Renting a room to occasional visitors has been a lifesaver, and airbnb gives us the peace of mind to do it safely.