Topic: COBRA Continuation Health Coverage
Nine steps to take if unemployment is on your horizon
12/01/2011 08:00 am
Congress excluded a subsidy for 'COBRA' from the unemployment-benefits extension. As of June 1, thousands of unemployed face higher insurance costs.
07/29/2010 08:32 pm
Unemployed Americans who take parttime or temp work may find that their unemployment benefits get cut after that job ends. It's a disincentive to work, but Congress is moving to remedy that.
03/29/2010 07:28 pm
President Obama is pushing for passage of healthcare reform by month’s end. Is ‘reconciliation’ that obscure?
03/09/2010 01:42 pm
Senate Democrats should pass Obama's healthcare plan with 51 votes. Trying to win over Republicans is a waste of time.
02/22/2010 04:41 pm
Senate majority leader Harry Reid says he's focused on a leaner bill that will 'create jobs immediately.' He's also aware that voters are angry with the way government is working, particularly in terms of federal budget deficits.
02/11/2010 08:09 pm
With major airports and the federal government shut down, effects from this week's snow storm will linger beyond the time needed to dig out. The unemployed may be impacted by Congress' snow days, unless lawmakers are able to rush through a bill extending their benefits.
02/10/2010 04:03 pm
Full text of President Obama's State of the Union address
01/27/2010 09:54 pm
Economic recovery in 2010 is likely to fall short on job growth. But higher jobless figures might not be a bad thing – if it signals people are looking for jobs again.
12/29/2009 01:09 pm
Obama’s jobs plan is an ambitious attempt to spur a pace of hiring that’s far below normal. Small-business tax breaks, infrastructure spending, and energy efficiency are key areas.
12/08/2009 12:00 am
Healthcare reform came to Massachusetts in 2006. More residents now have insurance, but healthcare costs have not come down.
10/21/2009 01:00 am
Obama's team cites the stimulus bill for keeping people working, but with the US economy still shedding jobs, calls to do more are getter louder.
10/06/2009 01:00 am
States are targeting cheats who offer stimulus checks in exchange for bank data or small downpayments.
09/08/2009 01:00 am
Open talk, empathetic listening make staff cuts more than a cold exercise in cost saving.
05/29/2009 01:00 am
Newly jobless would get Medicaid or other subsidies to help pay medical costs.
01/30/2009 12:00 am
The US spends twice as much on healthcare per capita than other nations but still trails in access to care.
10/20/2008 01:00 am