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My husband had to sign up for Cobra. He has cancer and

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My husband had to sign up for Cobra. He has cancer and hasn't worked for 6 months. Cobra costs him 900.00 a month. With hospital and doctor bills, we are going through our savings like water. Is $900.00 excessive?

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Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Attorney replied 1 year ago
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Actually under our wonderful healthcare system and the affordable healthcare act, $900 is not really excessive it is about average which runs right now between $750 and $1250 per month. AS the open enrollment period is open on the healthcare marketplace, I would suggest you go onto the healthcare marketplace (https://www.healthcare.gov/) and register and seek a policy under their low income guidelines which would mean he could qualify for a low income plan subsidy which would reduce your costs.
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