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COBRA is short for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act  which was passed by Congress in 1986. COBRA was amended by a bill known as OBRA which extended the basic coverage for an additional period of time for employees who stop work because of disability. As a general matter, the two laws together are known as COBRA.

To confuse matters even further, state laws which accomplish the same thing as COBRA for employers not covered by COBRA are also referred to as COBRA.

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