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Urge Congress to Extend the COBRA Subsidy

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org):   Last year’s Recovery Act included provisions for premium reductions and additional opportunities for health benefits under COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act). COBRA health insurance coverage is available when health care is lost due to … Continue reading

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Federal FMAP Funding in Jeopardy—Act Now to Save It

From Better Choices for Pennsylvania (http://betterchoicesforpa.com/default.aspx):   FMAP refers to the federal percentage of matching funds for state Medicaid expenditures. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 enhanced the FMAP for states through December 2010 to help address a … Continue reading

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New State-by-State Figures Show that Obama Cut Taxes in 2009 for 98 Percent of Working Americans

From Citizens for Tax Justice (http://www.ctj.org):   The 2009 federal income taxes that come due on April 15 have been cut for nearly all working Americans, including Americans at all income levels, by the Recovery Act signed by President Obama … Continue reading

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Back from the Brink: The Recovery Act One Year Later—January 15, Harrisburg

From the Keystone Research Center (http://www.keystoneresearch.org) and the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org):   For the first time in more than two and a half years, Pennsylvania saw its unemployment rate drop in November. Several months of jobs data … Continue reading

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