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Stimulus attempts to ease anxiety of health coverage

Philadelphia Inquirer, February 17, 2009

Millions of Americans who have lost their jobs in recent months have learned that just when incomes plummet, health insurance costs soar. That will change, at least temporarily, for millions of Americans with the stimulus package expected to be signed today by President Obama. The package includes $25 billion to subsidize 65% of COBRA payments owed by laid-off workers.