Swelling ranks of US jobless yearn for health insurance (AFP)

A homeless man whose overactive thyroid causes the muscles behind his eye to swell, collects change on a subway platform February 13 in New York City. He does not have health insurance and cannot afford the necessary precriptions for his condition. President Barack Obama faces a tricky task when he addresses Congress this week to deliver on campaign promises of social reform(AFP/Getty Images/File/Mario Tama)AFP – For many among the growing ranks of unemployed workers in the United States, the scariest part of losing their job is losing their health insurance.

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