Fear a layoff? Don't make these health care mistakes - CNN.com Christina McMenemy's husband called her on a Monday afternoon last June to say he was coming home early. She was overjoyed -- some extra, unexpected time with her husband on a lovely summer day. But that sweet moment turned sour when she found out why her husband was free to leave work early. "He said he was pulled into an office after lunch and told, 'Your job's gone. Here's your stuff. You're done,' " McMenemy remembers. "We had health insurance for one more month, and that was it."