You should read the information provided by the US government regarding Health Care changes regarding pre-existing conditions. There is even a map showing state by state the programs provided. http://www.healthcare.gov/index.html
While COBRA may be expensive, it may be less costly than the plans being offered. But again, I encourage you to review the rules for your state. More options are opening up all the time -- unless the Supreme Court rules against the health care mandate. Then I am not sure what will happen to some of the programs already in place.
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