Ohio’s Brown expects Senate to extend benefits for jobless this week

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Ohio’s Brown expects Senate to extend benefits for jobless this week

WKSU – Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown thinks extension of both unemployment benefits and a subsidy for health insurance for people who have lost their jobs could be voted on by the Senate this week.

Senate Democrats want to extend the benefits through December. They also want to continue helping states to pay for Medicaid — a program that provides healthcare to poor people. Extending all three programs would cost an estimated 100 billion dollars.

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