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“More than 1 million in US face food stamps cutoff”

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This February 2, 2016 article on the World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org) talks about an impending cut to food stamps that will affect millions of low-income people in the United States unless Congress does something to stop it.

 

“Pa. to eliminate asset test for food stamps”

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This April 21, 2015 article on the Philly.com website talks about a change coming to the SNAP (Food stamp) program.  It has been said in this article that as of Monday the asset test is being removed from the SNAP program.

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“Pa. Medicaid expansion switch to be done by September”

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This March 5, 2015 The Inquirer article found on the Philly.com website talks about the hope that Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania using the Federal expansion plan will be completed in September of this year.  This will be a multiphase process with the expectation that phase one will be completed in April.

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“Wolf says he’ll end food-stamp asset test if elected governor”

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This October 24, 2014 talks about Tom Wolf’s plan to try to reinstate the General Assistance program in Pennsylvania and to also try to detach the car ownership from food stamps

“Thousands of Pennsylvania women could lose some health coverage”

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This October 24, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about a change to Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program that will affect about 90,000 women.  The article includes details about what women can do to  make sure they continue to receive coverage for female health needs.

“PA welfare department gets a new name”

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This September 24, 2014 WFMZ-TV News segment talks about a new law signed by Governor Corbett that officially changes the name of the Department of Public Welfare to be the Department of Human Services.  The name is felt to better encompass what the agency does or provides.

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“Corbett’s final health plan: gentler, but still an outlier”

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This February 21, 2014 article on the Philly.com website written by staff writers of the Inquirer talks about Governor Corbett’s alternative plan to Medicaid expansion, which as of yet has not been approved, but is still viewed as the most extreme plan in the country despite being “softened”.

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“Food stamp cuts to affect 3 million in Pa. and N.J.”

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This article on the Philly.com website talks about the cut to food stamps that will be felt by every recipient in the country.

“Time to take a bite out of food stamps?”

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This August 2, 2013 article found on the Philly.com website talks about the history of the food stamp program, describing its initial purpose, some of the changes that it has gone through and brings you up to the present debates over the SNAP program

 

 

“Food Stamp Cuts Twice As Deep In New GOP Proposal”

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This August 1, 2013 article found on the HUFF POST: Politics website, talks about Republican efforts to double the amount of the cut to funding for food stamps a much deeper proposed cut then was in the bill that died last month.

 

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