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Strains Felt in Health Coverage for Jobless
New York Times - Patrick McGeehan

While lawmakers in Washington continue to debate how to make health care affordable for more Americans, thousands of unemployed New Yorkers like Rhonda R. Baumser are suddenly struggling to hang onto their health coverage. Ms. Baumser, a lifelong resident of Bayside, Queens, had been relying on a federal subsidy that paid two-thirds of her health insurance premium, enabling her to maintain the same coverage she had before she was laid off in November 2008.