Ohio extends temporary health insurance programWritten by Associated Press | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has signed a bill extending health insurance to jobless Ohioans for three additional months under the state’s mini-COBRA law.
The bill extends coverage from 12 months to 15 months to allow those who lose their jobs to take full advantage of federal subsidies available to help them pay for the temporary mini-COBRA coverage. It is the second extension of mini-COBRA benefits Ohio has enacted in about a year.
Lawmakers of both parties supported the legislation and Strickland praised them for coming together to help the unemployed. Ohio’s jobless rate is just under 11 percent.
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