Monday, November 30, 2009

Millions Of Americans Losing Health Care

Back in March, $25 billion in government stimulus money was appropriated to extend COBRA health benefits an additional nine months for Americans who lost their jobs due to the economic downturn. But now that money is running out - and there's no immediate movement in Congress to extend the program.

That means millions of Americans who were still enjoying health benefits through their former employer's plans will now find themselves without coverage.

Because it's human nature to support, or oppose, public policy based on one's own personal experiences, it will be interesting to see how the influx of Americans without health insurance will influence the health reform debate in Congress.

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