As you were probably aware from all the news stories a few months ago, part of Obama's economic stimulus plan included language to subsidize 65% of workers COBRA payments if they lost their jobs between September 2008 and 12/31/2009...
However, many people are still struggling to get that 65% subsidy---If you are one those people looking for more affordable health insurance for you and your family, I suggest that you frequently check the Department of Labor's websites dedicated to this topic.
1. The COBRA Subsidy Q&A page
2. The COBRA Continuation Coverage Assistance under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 main page.