Millions May Lose Health Coverage Due To No Federal Extension Of Safety Net Benefits

June 8, 2010: Millions of newly laid-off workers and very low-income people may lose health coverage because key federal safety net assistance was not extended in the recent jobs bill, according to a report released today by the consumer health organization Families USA.

The report analyzed the impacts of decisions by the House of Representatives when it adopted the new jobs bill. The House jettisoned expected COBRA health coverage subsidies for workers who are laid off after May 31, and it refused to extend special financial assistance to states so that they can avoid major cuts in their Medicaid programs.

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