Resources For Americans Who Lose Their Health Insurance
U.S. News & World Report offers an explainer on how Americans who lose their insurance can cut their premiums and other health care costs. "Whether you can still make use of the COBRA subsidy or not, anyone suffering a job loss will undoubtedly be looking to save money on healthcare. Here are some ideas to consider if you're interested in finding other insurance coverage or in accessing more-affordable care."
Among the suggestions are keeping family members who are older or have pre-existing conditions on COBRA but seeking coverage for younger, healthier family members through an individual plan, enrolling in state high-risk pools, using community health centers and in-store clinics and buying inexpensive generic prescription drugs at stores such as Wal-Mart and Target (Lyon, 2/4).