Saturday, March 27, 2010
As Congress enjoys a two-week vacation, thousands of Americans will begin to lose jobless benefits because lawmakers failed to resolve a dispute over how to pay for an extension of unemployment insurance.
A current extension of jobless benefits for Americans who have been out of work for more than six months expires April 5. But lawmakers, who left town on Friday, won't be back on Capitol Hill until April 12.
What's more, a 65 percent subsidy for health insurance benefits for the unemployed under the COBRA program expires Wednesday. How are people managing .... I just do not know.
Posted by jana (aka Whimsydust) at 10:47 AM