In the new House jobs bill, there is no extension of COBRA subsidies for newly laid-off workers, nor is there a continuation of extra federal funding to help states pay for Medicaid, which can experience increased enrollment years after the end of a recession.
The Senate may take up similar legislation this week.
Is this a big deal? How much longer should states get extra Medicaid funding, or is it time for the federal government to pull back?
If states don't get the extra Medicaid money, will there be a big hit to Medicaid benefits?