Health Insurance Options?

tnhillbillygal thought this was worth mentioning said

DISCLAIMER: I am not looking for political opinions.

The husband’s new job doesn’t offer health insurance. I thought we had it figured out through the co-op we have all our other insurance through but the price they quoted online was $500 per month and the contract they sent was $1,700 per month. (They claimed it was due to medical issues with the husband and one of the kids.) So, I am wondering if anyone else who is self-employed or responsible for their own insurance has any suggestions? Thanks for experienced advice!