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the Price of Health Insurance from COBRA

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$ 400
Mar 2008
Shinglehouse PA
Cobra from an old job  more... close row
$ 500
May 2007
Marion, Ohio
COBRA caused huge insurance mess  more... close row
$ 380
Sep 2006
Dallas, TX
High monthly payment reminded us to see the doctor  more... close row
$ 1300
May 2008
Topeka, Kansas
Cost of health insurance expensive through COBRA  more... close row
$ 850
Apr 2008
Seattle, WA
Coverage for couple with infant  more... close row
$ 328
Apr 2008
Sharon MA
Health insurance plan can not be changed after being laid off  more... close row
$ 760
Jan 2007
Sacramento, CA
Expensive to continue health insurance  more... close row
$ 385
May 2008
Denton, Texas
COBRA payment for just one person  more... close row
$ 377
Sep 2007
Alameda, CA
$377 a month for COBRA health insurance  more... close row

Description of service

I pay $377 a month for COBRA health insurance. I did this because the people in the benefits department of my old job told me it would be less money, and it ended up being $377. I am currently researching other health insurance options.

I pay $25 per prescription, $20 for appointments, nothing for lab work, X-rays, or surgery, and $100 for emergency room visits.

Review of Service

I've had this HMO for my entire life, so I'm very familiar with it but I really don't want to pay this much money per month. I need to have prescription coverage because I have some very expensive prescriptions, so I kept it while I am researching other coverage.

With this particular HMO, you have to really be willing to fight for what you need. There are some really good doctors but the majority of them are overworked and don't (or are told not to) think outside the box. I have had to go to the emergency room for things that the regular doctor would not diagnose - in the ER, with a different doctor, it was found to be a real condition. On the other hand, I have gone to the ER and spent hours there with very obvious symptoms and not been diagnosed.


Make sure you know exactly what your health insurance will and will not pay for. Also, check and see how easy it is to switch doctors if you are not happy with your doctor.

With most HMOs, you will have to really be an advocate for yourself. Fight for what you need.

$ 0
Oct 2010
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$ 425
Aug 2007
Myrtle Beach, SC
COBRA too much for a single person  more... close row
$ 600
Jan 2007
Monticello, AR
Price for a family of four on COBRA  more... close row
$ 487
Mar 2006
Grapevine, Texas
COBRA extremely expensive  more... close row