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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.

 

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“Local Produce for Local Food Banks”

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This July 16, 2015 segment on the WNEP-16 News Station talks about how the delay in passing a state budget is impacting a program for connecting farmers with food banks to not only make fresh produce more readily available, but to decrease waste of said produce by decreasing the amount of transporting involved in getting produce to food banks.

I do realize this isn’t exactly a mental health issue, but for the people who rely on help from food banks, having reliable access to food and not worrying as much about where their next meal is coming from can have an impact on their mental health and whether they are able to have the nutrients needed to keep going despite their financial struggles as they try to overcome their situations.

“Depression puts low-income population at even greater risk for obesity and poor nutrition”

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This March 10, 2015 Science Daily article talks about ongoing research that could be showing that treating the mental health issues of low-income people may help decrease obesity rates among this population.  The study paid close attention to low-income African-Americans in 2 separate Pittsburgh neighborhoods to see if there was any patterns to be uncovered.

“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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“After Months Of Homelessness, A Teen Leaves The Woods Behind”

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This May 24, 2014  NPR article talks about a family who lived in the woods of rural New York  until the community got together to help them get back on their feet.

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“Nearly 4 Million Seriously Mentally Ill Are Still Without Insurance”

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This April 8, 2014 InsuranceNews.net article talks about the consequences being faced by people with mental health issues in states that refused to accept the federal Medicaid expansion.

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ADAPT Medicaid Rally (Photo credit: SEIU International)

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“Food Deserts Aren’t the Problem”

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This February 10, 2014 Slate.com article talks about studies that have shown that having fresh produce sold in a store near to your home isn’t the only thing that effects whether low-income people will benefit from the healthier foods.

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