Monday, March 29, 2010
This weekend, Sen. Barbara Boxer presented the Equal Access to COBRA Act. This will give many domestic partners the same access married spouses have to COBRA health coverage if their partner is lose their job.
The law would apply to companies that already offer health coverage to domestic partners and their children. Currently, more than half of Fortune 500 companies cover domestic partners under their health plans.This is good. Well done, Sen. Boxer. I hope this passes.
Boxer said, “This is a question of fairness: Every family deserves access to health insurance, especially in this tough economy. This bill ensures that domestic partners and their families will have equal access to health coverage after a job loss.”