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Author Topic: COBRA Options Question  (Read 1102 times)

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Offline mpositive

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COBRA Options Question
« on: March 08, 2010, 07:41:01 AM »
In this economic climate, I fear I may soon be jobless.  This may or may not happen, but if it does, is there a program that will help pay for my COBRA and Co-Pays while I am looking elsewhere.   Very concerned.  Already lost everything in the past 18 months, bankruptcy, investment properties and so forth.  Any advice would be great.
Thanks,
M

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: COBRA Options Question
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 08:56:06 AM »
Some states have a program to pay for COBRA in such a situation.  You should go to a local ASO and talk to a case manager to find out what exactly would apply for you should the situation you describe actually happen.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline mpositive

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Re: COBRA Options Question
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 10:42:07 AM »
Thanks....

In NY, does anyone recommend a good ASO?  I know there are a few here.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: COBRA Options Question
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 10:44:30 AM »
Thanks....

In NY, does anyone recommend a good ASO?  I know there are a few here.

I would just go to GMHC -- IIRC you're straight, but don't let the "Gay Men's Health Crisis" put you off.  That's really just kind of a vestigial name and, in fact, they counsel all HIV+ people.  Go to their web site and locate the appropriate walk in hours for registering as a new client.  New York state definitely has a program to pay for COBRA should you qualify.  When I lived there they paid mine when I was laid off in 2001.
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Offline mpositive

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Re: COBRA Options Question
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2010, 01:58:59 PM »
You know, when I was first infected/diagnosed I went there.  I have to admit, I was extremely uncomfortable.  I actually went to a hetero men's support meeting and was totally put off.  However, today it is a different story.  I would go there again, but I found out there is an ASO in Queens and I might try there first.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: COBRA Options Question
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010, 02:19:53 PM »
What do you mean by "put off" exactly?
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: COBRA Options Question
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 03:32:26 PM »
What do you mean by "put off" exactly?

He was disappointed because I wasn't there.
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