Just Lost Your Job? COBRA May Be Your Best Health Insurance Strategy Now

Shifting messages from the U.S. Congress have left many would-be entrepreneurs, and workers who’ve recently been laid off, wondering how best to maintain health coverage.

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Shifting messages from the U.S. Congress have left many would-be entrepreneurs, and workers who’ve recently been laid off, wondering how best to maintain health coverage.

Michael Blann/Getty Images

After losing a job, what’s the best strategy for getting insurance? Are Republicans planning to change Medicare benefits as part of their changes to the federal health law? And will entrepreneurs be able to get insurance easily if that GOP overhaul goes forward? This week I answer these questions from readers.

Q: I just lost my job, and I can either sign up to buy the same coverage through COBRA or go into a marketplace plan. COBRA is really expensive — $800 a month for me — but I’m worried that anything I buy on the marketplace now might disappear or be unaffordable next year. What’s the best way to go?

You’re in a tough spot. Many

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/13/532637216/just-lost-your-job-cobra-may-be-your-best-health-insurance-strategy-now?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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