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“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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“Tennessee Drug Tests Welfare Applicants, Discovers Less Than One Percent Use Drugs”

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This August 7, 2014 Think Progress article talks about the finds that states who have implemented drug testing as a required test for welfare recipients are uncovering.  According to the numbers in the article the states that require drug testing find that roughly 1% or less of their applicants are using drugs.  in Tennessee, they found 0.12% of the 800 applicants were using drugs for a whopping total of 1 person out of 800 applicants.  The highest number of drug users cited in the article was 12 people in a single state during the course of the time after they began requiring drug screening.  Unless someone can show me data indicating that this is wrong, I’m going to go with the assumption that drug testing of welfare recipients is a waste of taxpayer money.

“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 proposals will damage Pa. health care”

 

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This April 1, 2014 article on the Philly.com website talks about concerns over the potential negative impact that Gov. Corbett’s Medicaid Alternative will have on Pennsylvanians across the state. many that would be effected the hardest live in rural areas, but the problems would not be limited to rural Pennsylvania and would also affect those in urban areas as well as is indicated in this article.

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“Pa. makes heating aid change to save food stamps”

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This March 7, 2014 WHTM ABC27 article talks about changes being made to the Snap program.

 

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“Don’t cut aid to hungry”

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This December 3, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about consequences of decreasing funding to programs like SNAP (aka Food Stamps) and includes statements from the perspective of a physician about the impact these cuts have on the health of patients.

 

 

 

“What it’s like to have your food stamps cut?”

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This November 15, 2013 article on the Tribune-Democrat website offers an interview with one person where she talks about the effect of the November 1, 2013 cut to food stamps, that every recipient in the country experienced, has had on her and her daughter.

 

 

 

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