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What Industry is Booming in the Recession? Healthcare, Of Course

Looks like since many are laid off, people must rely on medicaid, medicare and paying out of pocket- all of which spell increased profits for the health industry’s 2009 bottom line. All I have to say is Cobra is hella expensive but so is a hysterectomy, providing something goes wrong with my lady parts… short story: I’m weighing my health care options and I’m not sure whether to pay for Cobra or go commando (no health insurance) while hoping for the best.
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Are you there too ladies? Thoughts?

Recession Scrambling Health Spending in U.S.

Last 5 posts by Hillary Crosley

  • kenrya

    Pay for the COBRA! There are too many intricate things round down there to go without coverage. Also look into the Freelancer’s Union (http://www.freelancersunion.org/insurance/index.html) and MediaBistro’s (http://www.mediabistro.com/insurance/) group insurance for us creative types. You could get a much cheaper rate. Oh, and in NYC, you’ll be given the option to try to qualify for state-funded insurance. You should be getting that little piece of mail soon…

  • State-funded insurance? Kenrya, please do tell…

  • kenrya

    You know how you see those posters for Healthy Kids and whatnot? There are all kinds of programs like that for folks in NY. When I went to my Workforce1 meeting (the state makes you go a month or so after you’re laid off), they gave you the option to learn more about the programs and see if you qualify. Check out this site for more info: http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/fhplus/. And, of course, there is always Medicaid, if times get really hard: http://www.health.state.ny.us/health_care/medicaid/. Bottom line: There’s no reason to be without insurance.

  • Childcare

    Of course, healthcare is the major problem in the world and much attention should be paid to the healthcare.
    Please check out the following website for healthcare and childcare information.
    http://www.progressivecollege.com