Obama Faces Defeat on Health Help for Jobless
Talk about being kicked while down. It looks like government subsidies to help pay insurance premiums for the unemployed will be going away. Under President Obama's economic stimulus law, the government provided a 65 percent subsidy because many unemployed could not afford the exorbitant insurance premiums.
The aid expired May 31, 2010 and has yet to be renewed. Republicans are calling it welfare and moderate Democrats are afraid to pass anything that will increase the deficit in an election year. It looks like the emergency aid will not be extended even though President Obama has been pleading with lawmakers to renew it. Way to support healthcare reform when trying to get elected and abandoning it when trying to get elected. With Democrats like these, who needs enemies?