Sending Office: Honorable Kendra S. Horn
Please join me in sending a letter to congressional leadership underscoring the importance of subsidizing COBRA.
Currently, nearly 55 percent of American workers are insured through Employer Sponsored Insurance (ESI) and may lose access to their health insurance or face coverage gaps if they lose their job. Workers in this position have the option through the Consolidated
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) to maintain their health insurance. However, COBRA is prohibitively expensive for many Americans, especially as they must also pay for housing, food and other necessities. In previous economic downturns, Congress increased
subsidies to help workers afford COBRA. This should be done again in the next legislative package.
Our constituents who are facing the dual crises of job loss and health insurance uncertainty need to be front and center in our discussions on the next stimulus. Including COBRA subsidies would ensure that the millions of Americans who are laid-off can maintain
their health care coverage in the middle of this devastating pandemic.
If you have any questions or would like to sign on to this letter, contact Victoria Bautista (at Victoria.Bautista@mail.house.gov) in Congresswoman Kendra Horn’s office before
COB Wednesday, April 29.
Kendra S. Horn
Member of Congress