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January 4, 2009

Obama Considers Major Expansion in Aid to Jobless

According to NYTimes: “President-elect Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats are considering major expansions of government-assisted health care insurance and unemployment compensation as they begin intensive work this week on a two-year economic recovery package.”

“Other policy changes would subsidize employers’ expenses for temporarily continuing health insurance coverage to laid-off and retired workers and their dependents, as mandated under a 22-year-old federal law known as Cobra, and allow workers who lose jobs that did not come with insurance benefits to be eligible, for the first time, to apply for Medicaid coverage.

“Obama advisers have said the package will carry a total cost of at least $775 billion.

2 Comments »

  1. Halley lu ya ! its about time someone done something about unemployment in this country, and the growing concern of health coverage.

    Comment by Charlie — January 10, 2009 @ 8:57 am | Reply

  2. I agree this is perhaps the most pressing concern for millions of American’s Health Care.

    CJ

    http://convergencerelevantstuff.org/?p=328&preview=true&preview_id=328&preview_nonce=7408306b06

    Comment by cards6 — January 10, 2009 @ 11:33 am | Reply


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