Casey, Brown push to extend COBRA subsidies — with a new offset

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Casey, Brown push to extend COBRA subsidies — with a new offset

The Hill – A pair of Senate Democrats this week renewed their push to extend health insurance subsidies for the unemployed.

Sens. Bob Casey Jr. (Pa.) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) are hoping that the latest iteration of their COBRA subsidy bill — which would pay for itself with more than $1 billion to spare — can win support from the budget hawks who have slowed the upper chamber to a crawl over deficit spending concerns.

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