For anyone who can afford to buy state government-sponsored insurance, you really need to do that right away. If you have COBRA health insurance on the independent open market, you are guaranteed coverage even with a preexisting condition. But you need to make sure that you don’t let your COBRA expire before you go shopping. Or else, they could deny you coverage because of your preexisting condition. If you don’t have one, you’ll probably get a very good deal for being healthy and for being someone coming out of COBRA. The important thing here though is to make sure that you don’t let your COBRA expire before you go looking for an alternative.
In my opinion there is no middle ground. I believe firmly in America as a country of freedom. It pains me that the 8 years of conservative rule have greatly diminished the freedom in this country, slowly tearing pieces away at the Constitution. We are either a free, democratic country or we are not. We are either a democracy or we are a theocracy and we need to declare ourselves as such.