Topic: COBRA Extension Bill introduced in Congress
Hello all in the U.S. - a new bill was introduced in Congress by Representatives Davis (Dem-San Diego, CA), Courtney (Dem-CT) and Andrews (Dem-NJ) that would allow people currently on COBRA to extend their benefits past the 18 month time period. The bill is called The COBRA Health Benefits Extension Act (H.R. 5324). Write or email or call your Congressional Representative and two U.S. Senators and show your support of this bill. It would not cost taxpayers anything as costs are borne by patients on COBRA only. Here is a link to identify your Congressional Reps and Senators if you're unsure who they are:
I have posted an extensive article on my blog/website as well as include suggested verbiage for an email to your Rep/Senator so won't go into detail here but refer anyone interested to my blog at: http://cholangiocarcinoma.wordpress.com/
This is sorely needed during these hard economic times; COBRA can be a lifesaver for anyone out of work who is going through cancer treatment.
Hope Congress can act soon on this important piece of legislation!