How much impact will the economic stimulus package have on reducing the ranks of the newly uninsured?
• It includes $87 billion in federal money to help states with Medicaid.
• It subsidizes COBRA premiums at 65 percent for people who want to continue coverage from their previous employer.
• It does not temporarily open Medicaid to unemployed workers who lose their jobs.
What happens to those newly uninsured people who don't take COBRA or qualify for Medicaid?
-- Marilyn Werber Serafini, NationalJournal.com