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S.2730 COBRA Subsidy Extension and Enhancement Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Nov 04, 2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • 3% of users oppose S.2730

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    3% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose S.2730.
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    • On December 15, 2009, by NAPOLEON69 - I MUST SAY EVERYONE HAS BEEN QUITE CIVIL IN THEIR COMMENTS TOWARD THIS MATTER, BUT I CHOOSE TO BE A BIT MORE DIRECT. IT'S TIME FOR OUR "LEADERS" TO WAKE UP AND REALIZE THAT WHILE THEY ARE PUSSY-FOOTING AROUND, THE SAME PEOPLE WHO PAY FOR THEIR SALARIES, HEALTHCARE, AND FINANCIAL SECURITY ARE LOSING IT ALL! THEY HAVE LOST HOMES, HEALTHCARE, CARS, FAMILY, AND THERE DIGNITY. MOST FOLKS DID NOT LOOSE THERE JOBS FOR LACK OF PRODUCTION AND RESULTS...WHY SHOULD OTHERS IN 'WASHINGTON' KEEP THEIR'S FOR THAT REASON?!?!? TO PUT IT BLUNT... GET OFF THE POT AND DO SOMTHING! TIME HAS RUN OUT.

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      As noted by NAPOLEON69, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 15, 2009, "I MUST SAY EVERYONE HAS BEEN QUITE CIVIL IN THEIR COMMENTS TOWARD THIS MATTER, BUT I CHOOSE TO BE A BIT MORE DIRECT. IT'S TIME FOR OUR "LEADERS" TO WAKE UP AND REALIZE THAT WHILE THEY ARE PUSSY-FOOTING AROUND, THE SAME PEOPLE WHO PAY FOR THEIR SALARIES, HEALTHCARE, AND FINANCIAL SECURITY ARE LOSING IT ALL! THEY HAVE LOST HOMES, HEALTHCARE, CARS, FAMILY, AND THERE DIGNITY. MOST FOLKS DID NOT LOOSE THERE JOBS FOR LACK OF PRODUCTION AND RESULTS...WHY SHOULD OTHERS IN 'WASHINGTON' KEEP THEIR'S FOR THAT REASON?!?!? TO PUT IT BLUNT... GET OFF THE POT AND DO SOMTHING! TIME HAS RUN OUT."
    • On December 22, 2009, by jeremybaker - FYI - They passed the Cobra subsidy extension as part of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010. The President signed it into law yesterday.

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      As noted by jeremybaker, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 22, 2009, "FYI - They passed the Cobra subsidy extension as part of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010. The President signed it into law yesterday."
    • On November 28, 2009, by guaranas - There are many people who have commented on this bill on other sites, Washington Week, etc. who are now receiving the Cobra Subsidy and are about to lose the subsidy to include myself. Many more will lose their healthcare coverage, for lack of being able to pay the premium much less any other costs if this bill is not passed soon. I have read in so many instances that Senators are not responding to people when they have written. On behalf of all the people who are on Cobra and signed up with Cobra when the subsidy became available during 2009, this bill needs to move forward by those who initiated it, be passed quickly and not ignored in the Senate while millions of people try to figure out how they will pay for healthcare during this holiday season and going forward.

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      As noted by guaranas, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 28, 2009, "There are many people who have commented on this bill on other sites, Washington Week, etc. who are now receiving the Cobra Subsidy and are about to lose the subsidy to include myself. Many more will lose their healthcare coverage, for lack of being able to pay the premium much less any other costs if this bill is not passed soon. I have read in so many instances that Senators are not responding to people when they have written. On behalf of all the people who are on Cobra and signed up with Cobra when the subsidy became available during 2009, this bill needs to move forward by those who initiated it, be passed quickly and not ignored in the Senate while millions of people try to figure out how they will pay for healthcare during this holiday season and going forward."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Irs Stimulus Payment Faq | Economic Stimulus Payment | Payment ... - May 10, 2010 by Payment - What You Can Do to Get COBRA Premium ReductionsOn November 4, 2009, United States Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) introduced the COBRA Subsidy Extension and Enhancement Act of 2009 (S. 2730) that, ...

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      As noted by Payment on May 10, 2010, "What You Can Do to Get COBRA Premium ReductionsOn November 4, 2009, United States Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) introduced the COBRA Subsidy Extension and Enhancement Act of 2009 (S. 2730) that, ..." (http://payment.allabortloans.com/irs-stimulus-payment-faq)
    • Apotheken-Umschau: Freispruch für alle 1000 Ausgaben ... - January 03, 2010 by Plazeboalarm - ... der bekannte Ginkgo-biloba-Extrakt von Schwabe für die Erkrankung und deren Verlauf offenbar nutzlos ist ((JAMA 2008, 300, 2253-2262 (und Erratum S. 2730) und JAMA 2009, 302, 2663-2670)) und entsprechende Werbung aus dem Heft kickt. ...

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      As noted by Plazeboalarm on January 03, 2010, "... der bekannte Ginkgo-biloba-Extrakt von Schwabe für die Erkrankung und deren Verlauf offenbar nutzlos ist ((JAMA 2008, 300, 2253-2262 (und Erratum S. 2730) und JAMA 2009, 302, 2663-2670)) und entsprechende Werbung aus dem Heft kickt. ..." (http://www.scienceblogs.de/plazeboalarm/2010/01/apothekenumschau-freispruch-fur-alle-1000-ausgaben.php)
    • Employment Law 2009 in Review... and a Look Forward Newsletter Article - December 27, 2009 by Lorman Employment and Labor Newsletter - Extending the number of months of COBRA premium assistance for those currently eligible and making the subsidy available to people laid off through June 30, 2010, were proposed in the House (H.R. 3930) and Senate (S. 2730). ...

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      As noted by Lorman Employment and Labor Newsletter on December 27, 2009, "Extending the number of months of COBRA premium assistance for those currently eligible and making the subsidy available to people laid off through June 30, 2010, were proposed in the House (H.R. 3930) and Senate (S. 2730). ..." (http://www.lorman.com/newsletters/article.php?cd=18198:1425:1:2:11&article_id=1425&newsletter_id=302&category_id=1)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • - December 20, 2009 by IFAwebnews.com - introduced the COBRA Subsidy Extension and Enhancement Act (S. 2730), extending the subsidy another six months, to 15 months, and increasing it to 75% of a ...

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      As noted by IFAwebnews.com on December 20, 2009, " introduced the COBRA Subsidy Extension and Enhancement Act (S. 2730), extending the subsidy another six months, to 15 months, and increasing it to 75% of a ... " (http://ifawebnews.com/2009/12/21/congress-extends-filing-deadline-subsidy-for-cobra-benefits/)
    • - December 14, 2009 by New York Times (blog) - Bills are pending in both the House (HR 3930) and Senate (S. 2730) to extend the number of months of Cobra premium assistance for those currently eligible ...

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      As noted by New York Times (blog) on December 14, 2009, " Bills are pending in both the House (HR 3930) and Senate (S. 2730) to extend the number of months of Cobra premium assistance for those currently eligible ... " (http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/15/answers-about-cobra-benefits-and-subsidies-part-1/)
    • - December 02, 2009 by La Opinión - There are currently three bills in Congress—HR 3930, S. 2730 and HR 3966—that take different approaches to resolving this issue for millions of unemployed ...

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      As noted by La Opinión on December 02, 2009, " There are currently three bills in Congress—HR 3930, S. 2730 and HR 3966—that take different approaches to resolving this issue for millions of unemployed ... " (http://www.necn.com/Boston/Business/2009/12/01/Federal-COBRA-subsidy-expires/1259711434.html)
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