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States Act to Help People Laid Off from Small Firms: More Needs to Be Done

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Publication Date: April 2009

Publisher(s): Families USA

Author(s): Claire McAndrew; Cheryl Fish-Parcham

Funder(s): Families USA

Funder(s): Families USA

Topic: Health (Health services for the uninsured)

Keywords: small businesses; COBRA; unemployed; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This report discusses how, in response to pressure from advocates, some states are taking steps toward passing "mini-COBRA" laws to help laid off workers from small firms get the federal subsidy guaranteed through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).