Why do Americans take away health insurance when a person loses a job?

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    In a for profit system, paid for only when people are working or when they do qualify for government assistance (have to be slam broke first), it's so wonder we see this kind of stuff where people fall through the cracks in between jobs caused by lay-off's, sickness, and other. Then if they have something in their life (ownership of house etc.) that disqualifies them for government assistance, unless they are willing to give up everything that they have. Otherwise one has to become totally dependent before help arrives via the government, or one has to be working before health arrives per the private sector insurance agencies..

    Most of us, if not all of us sooner or later, are just an out of step heartbeat away from total runination over one major health problem to occur one day in our lives.
     
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    It's like no one ever heard of COBRA.
     
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    It's not really Americans..it's republicans.

    They don't like people.

    :thup: True story.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PepQF7G-It0]Crowd Yells Let Him Die - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Christians are people too numbnuts.
     
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    Because its called a healthcare benefit of the job and we aren't a socialist nation. Got a problem with either of those, get a job or research living in a socialist country.

    You lose your vacation time, bonuses and seniority too.
     
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    Yah COBRA. Everyone can afford 1,300/mo insurance when they lose their job.

    Mine nearly doubled when I lost my job several years ago due to outsourcing to INdia.

    I can tell you never used COBRA.
     
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    The plutocracy offering COBRA to people that can't afford to access the healthcare system-----is like Marie Antoinette offering cake to people without food. ♋
     
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    Is this a trick question?
     

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