Raising Women’s Voices

COBRA Premiums for Family Health Coverage Consume 84 Percent of Unemployment Benefits

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on January 14, 2009

As job loss becomes more of a reality to many families, so does the loss of health insurance coverage. Families USA’s Executive Director Ron Pollack recently said, “COBRA health coverage is great in theory and lousy in reality…The right to COBRA health coverage is a tragic ruse for millions of families whose breadwinner was laid off…”.
Many families are struggling to pay the COBRA premiums, which cost more than 80 percent of unemployment benefits in 41 states, and 100 percent of unemployment benefits in 9 states.

To read more, please visit:

http://www.familiesusa.org/resources/newsroom/press-releases/2009-press-releases/cobra-premiums-for-family.html

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