Health Insurance Expensive For Unemployed

American Voicesbusiness ISSUE 45•03 Jan 13, 2009

A report from the group Families USA says that the cost of maintaining health insurance for a family under COBRA consumes, on average, nearly 84 percent of a worker’s unemployment benefits. What do you think?

  • “What are all those people doing getting medical care in the first place? They should be out trying to find jobs.”

    Daryl McCarthy –
    Pharmaceutical Researcher

  • “Sure I lost my job and my health insurance, but I also lost my will to live, so it doesn't really matter.”

    Lori Connor –
    Electronics Repair

  • “Fascinating. Say, that Families USA group wouldn’t happen to be hiring, would they?”

    Josh Duncan –
    Unemployed