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There are some snags in free COBRA health insurance for unemployed. Here’s what you need to know – CNBC

A provision in the latest stimulus package nixes people’s monthly COBRA premiums. Health care advocates worry people will miss out on the relief though.

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Linda, a lawyer from California who was laid off from her job in January, is like millions of others in the pandemic who are living without health insurance.
But she discovered that the government would fully subsidize her COBRA health insurance premiums from April until September, thanks to a provision in the latest stimulus package. She immediately contacted her insurer to sign up. Linda (she asked not to use her full name) was eager to go to the doctor after contracting a painful urinary tract…

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