Wyden Defends Becerra, COBRA Subsidies, Public Option

By Amy Lotven / February 22, 2021 at 5:56 PM
Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) Monday (Feb. 22) expressed confidence that subsidies for COBRA coverage will make it into the final COVID-19 relief package, and he affirmed that while a public option is not in the current bill, he strongly supports the policy as a way to constrain costs. The House relief bill package, which passed the Budget Committee Monday and expected to move through the lower chamber later this week, would cover 85% of COBRA premium costs...

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