I think it sounds like an interesting idea, I don't know if I am in favor or not. It would certainly help individuals and families who have lost their income. I have to agree that many workers have been sheltered from the true costs of health care. I have spoken with many people who tell me they were completely unaware that the cost of COBRA was the amount of their health insurance premium when they were employed. There's no easy answer but this may be a short term "stop-gap" measure.

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