Squeezed! Caught between Unemployment Benefits and Health Care Costs

Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher: Families USA

Author(s): Claire McAndrew; Cheryl Fish-Parcham

Research Area: Health; Labor

Keywords: uninsured; COBRA; HIPAA

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This report examines COBRA coverage and unemployment benefits and finds that, to maintain their employer-based coverage under COBRA, most unemployed workers would have to devote an unrealistically high proportion of their unemployment check to health insurance.