I just lost my job. How can I afford health insurance for my family?

Losing your job doesn’t have to be the end of your health coverage. By law you are required to be offered COBRA. COBRA covers you at the level that you had before you were laid off, but now you have to pay out of pocket. This can be very expensive. Short term insurance coverage can cost you a lot less and keep you and your family out of financial ruin with out of control health costs until you get your next job.