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One of the biggest complaints about COBRA has long been that it’s too expensive — particularly for workers who suddenly find themselves out of work and/or need to cover their entire families. However, health industry experts also lament that Americans have been sheltered from the true cost of health care and coverage, which is why COBRA induces such sticker shock.
Should the government subsidize COBRA premiums? For how long? President-elect Obama seems to lean in favor, WM reports.