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Report: Player’s wife induces labor before lockout

health care

As midnight approaches on the expiration of the labor deal and, in turn, evaporation of health insurance coverage paid by the team, weird things are happening.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the wife of an NFL player had labor induced last week, so that the costs relating to the birth of the baby would be covered.

But here’s the thing. The costs are covered either way, if the player opts to pay for COBRA coverage. So the player gained nothing, other than giving his kid an earlier day on which he/she can vote, smoke, get drafted, and drink.