Curl up and die or get COBRA?
August 22, 2011 9:29 AM Subscribe
Do I retire and just quietly die? Or can I get health insurance?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've had it with my job. Can't take it anymore, but I'm a few months short of age 65 when I'll be able to get Medicare coverage. I'm paid minimum wage and do have BC/BS right now. Do I stop eating, keep my lights and heater/AC turned off and sell my only car just so I can buy expensive (for me) COBRA coverage? And -- I know this is a dumb question -- but can I actually get COBRA if I'm going from employment to retirement, which is what I'm telling Social Security. Oh, and my partner is disabled and we're living on my tiny salary and his SS disability; his disability has wiped out all of our savings, so we're living hand-to-mouth. Also, my employer has never offered any 401-K or pension plans.