To the Editor:

Don’t get sick in Connecticut or you’ll die twice when you’re informed of your state taxes.

This is the absolute truth.

Although you are able to deduct medical expenses from your federal taxes, in Connecticut this does not hold true.

Connecticut is one of a very few states in the U.S. that does not permit you to deduct medical care and expenses from your state income tax.

After a prolonged illness, my husband died in 2015.

His final months of care cost a mega amount of money, over and above Medicare and private insurance payments.

I learned of this non-deduction when filing my state income tax form, and further verified this fact with Roberta Willis, my state representative.

She apologetically sent a pamphlet attesting to the “lack of a medical deduction” in this state.

Carol B. Miller

Kent