February 5, 2009
-- by Dave Johnson
. . . the Senate had removed the House provision that would allow people 55 and over who are laid off to continue COBRA coverage at a subsidized rate until they're 65 and eligible for Medicare. The House version also made folks who were laid off temporarily eligible for Medicaid; the Senate version strips that out . . .This is actually a very big deal because people laid off in their 50s do not tend to get rehired.
Posted by Dave Johnson at February 5, 2009 8:19 AM
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