Talking about health insurance is a popular pastime for many people especially with so many workers being laid off. People who lose their jobs almost inevitably lose their health insurance unless they are covered by a spouse’s policy. This is a scandal, of course, that wouldn’t be tolerated in other developed countries, but the U.S. is having a hard time digging itself out of the healthcare mess it has created. One of the groups worst hit by loss of insurance are people who already have health problems. Finding new insurance can be very difficult, which is why it’s good to read an article in the N.Y. Times that comes up with useful suggestions of what to do after losing a job. The task may be difficult and time-consuming, but it’s important to take any steps possible to continue insurance coverage. And those of us who haven’t lost jobs can help by keeping up pressure on our legislators to help us climb out of the healthcare morass.
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