How about that Universal Health Care?

I just got my notice for COBRA insurance from my job (last day was Friday).

To continue my current coverage would cost me $453.90 a month.

Isn’t that insane? Almost as insane as not having health insurance.







9 responses to “COBRA”

  1. Terrance Heath Avatar

    Yeah, it’s insane alright. I’ve dealt with that a time or two myself, after a job loss. I never ended up needing to use COBRA, because I was fortunate enough to find a job before my benefits ran out.

  2. myke Avatar

    i have never know ANYONE who took out the cobra coverage for that very reason. yeah, they offer it but no one can afford it. it’s a farse to be sure.

  3. Steven Martin Avatar
    Steven Martin

    $450 for Cobra. Yikes. I thought I had it rough at $357 including dental and vision. Sorry to read about your job loss — I’ve been out since November. Advertising print production and the jobs are few and far between. Best to you.
    PS – You seem like a totally healthy guy – check out Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. One of my former co-workers had to do so and she got a great rate (around $250). I didn’t qualify due to diabetes.

  4. Maryam Webster Avatar

    Yo Andy, this is about par for the course. When the hubby lost his job a couple of years ago in the crash, we found COBRA too expensive – for the two of us, and me with a history of broken back and hospitalization (all the way back in the early 90’s, but it still COUNTED!) it was topping $890. Who can afford that, rent and kibble for the likes of AstroBoy? It’s a goddamn shame, a shill and a swindler’s circus. Government assistance, my Aunt Fanny!

    Then and again if you don’t pay it, they can always smugly say that “you didn’t do your bit” so you’d better be in tip-top condition when you reapply. With my history, we couldn’t even get supplementary insurance in a reasonable range. I don’t use doctors anymore. If I break a leg, then I’ll go. But in the meanwhile, we’re all getting taken to the cleaners. Bah-humbug to the lot of ’em!

  5. Andy Avatar

    Usually I get denied because of my previous depression and a totally benign liver dysfunction.

  6. anselm Avatar

    It’s always expensive – but its exactly what your employer paid for you every month.

  7. Andy Avatar

    its exactly what your employer paid for you every month.

    And that seems almost as obscene…

  8. Jay Avatar

    This is assuming that you work a job where your employer pays for ALL of your insurance costs (I paid just under half). How many jobs are left where the employer pays everything? They’re going fast.

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