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Stuck in no man’s land for health coverage
Sacramento Bee

Call me crazy. I’m a few months from losing my health insurance coverage – the COBRA plan you can buy after you leave a job that initially provided the benefit. So I figured I should start planning now to find an individual policy to replace my current plan before I lose it. This shouldn’t be too difficult, right?

After all, the federal Affordable Care Act – colloquially known as “Obamacare” – was signed into law two years ago. Its mandate that all American citizens obtain coverage of some sort, coupled with a prohibition on insurers denying applicants because of pre-existing health conditions, takes effect in less than two years, assuming the U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t strike it down after hearings this week.