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Gina Ameci, shareholder in the firm's Labor & Employment section, is quoted in the Modern Healthcare article, "Federal unemployment benefit lapse will hurt healthcare workers"

The Congressional Budget Office published a report on June 4 that estimated if the $600 per week benefits were extended through January 2021, five out of six recipients would make more on unemployment benefits than they would working, and employment would be lower both in the second half of 2020 and the first half of 2021 than it would without such an extension.

However, behind the macro-level economic trend statistics are individuals who will suffer. Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney labor and employment attorney Gina Ameci said unemployed or furloughed employees who face a dramatic cut in benefits will face lower living standards, and could face mental health issues with an already burdened healthcare system.