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Sat Dec 31, 2011, 06:42 PM

COBRA premiums are a scandal in this country. How can someone who is unemployed be expected to pay

Last edited Sat Dec 31, 2011, 07:23 PM - Edit history (1)

so much for insurance. And that's if they don't even get sick. If they go to the doctor they will have copays and deductibles. I think the COBRA actually costs more the the total of the employer contribution plus the employee contribution that was paid when the person was still working. I understand when COBRA was created it was supposed to be there to help people as a short-term gap coverage but real life is that people can't afford it. I have close relatives that are being forced to choose between health insurance and food and heat. COBRA costs too much!

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