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Newly Fired Workers Won’t Get Health-Care Break Under Jobs Bill
San Francisco Chronicle

U.S. workers who lost their jobs as of June 1 won’t be eligible for a 65 percent federal subsidy to help pay for health insurance under an unemployment bill the Senate approved yesterday.

Eligibility for the financial help expired May 31, meaning workers who lost their jobs after that date don’t qualify. Those already receiving the benefit may continue to pay reduced premiums for up to 15 months, according to the Department of Labor.