Skip to comments.Poor Families Taking a Hit From Government Shutdown (Here It Comes!)
Posted on 10/05/2013 6:45:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A certain shutdown narrative has become all-too-familiar: It is holding us back from gazing at the National Zoos pandas throughout the day and perusing the halls and walkways of our national museums and parks.
But for millions of the nations poor, the situation could soon be far more serious, and simply moving a gate or clicking on a link to another video wont solve their problems.
Though many of the programs that provide assistance to needy families and individuals like food stamps, Medicaid, and Medicare will continue running during the shutdown, the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is barely holding on.
The nearly $7 billion dollar program that provides access to food, formula, nutritional education, breast-feeding support, and health-care referrals to 9 million poor mothers, babies, and children is having to rely on $125 million in contingency funds from the USDA to continue operating throughout the month.
Douglas Greenaway, the president of the National WIC Association, a D.C. based nonprofit, calls the money a sneeze and warns that clinics will be forced to close their doors and end benefits if normal funding doesnt resume by the end of the month....
(Excerpt) Read more at swampland.time.com ...
Why? Do poor families go to national parks and monuments a lot.
The other stuff is just crap.
So, if they were poor before the shut down, wouldn’t that be the fault of the government?
Yes Yes and....the Roosters about to come home to the ROOST..but the wrong roost...blaming WITE people...primarily “Rich Wite Republicans”
“how come WE cant GET our OBAMA MONEY??”
Come on, Feds, shut 'er all down. Make the on those programs hate us and cause them to come after conservatives for causing all of this. Don't be cowards. Do it.
Fifty-three percent of all infants born in the U.S. rely on WIC, according to the National WIC Association and participants in some states have already faced the reality of going without the services.
I’m not sure this article is 100% correct. I realize it’s not your article, just saying.
A friend’s daughter (23 or so with 2 kids) is on Medicaid and went to the urgent care today to get treated for an ear infection.
She was told Medicaid was stopped - no warning and that if she wanted treatment she would have to pay upfront to enroll in Obamacare right at the urgent care.
I told my friend to send her to an ER because they have to treat everyone regardless of if they can pay. She called the one nearest their home and they said for her to enroll in Obamacare before showing up or she wouldn’t be seen.
The girl had barely any money so the mom paid for 3 months worth of Obamacare for the daughter on her debit card and off she went to the ER.
They have enough WIC money for 30 days. What crap.
We need to get all the illegals out of the system, then it would be easier to see what the issues are with our own poor and/or deadbeats. Illegals are overwhelming all of our social services and they are the elephant in the room when issues are discussed.
Wimmen and chi’ren hardest hit.
That’s so hilarious , that’s funny ? we didn’t hear of these sad sob stories during Obama’s government budget sequester ?
The shutdown might get them off their butts and start looking for work but there’s one big problem; there’s no work due to 0’s horrible economic policies, poor leadership, and Obamacare. You get the AntiChrist out of office and things will turnaround.
So this us their ace in the hole, eh? I guess interviews of sobbing young Hispanic females with 3 children and one on the way who haven’t received their EBT cards, HUD benefits, and WIC cards will be on all the MSM channels next as they hammer the evil Republicans for denying them their benefits which they and their boyfriends have never paid one dime of taxes on. Put things in the correct non-PC context and their house of cards will fall.
WHAT?! She was FORCED to enroll in KenyaCare before being seen at an ER?
I am sure the House will find funding for the poor. Will Harry say, “No deal”?
The only way to help those folks is to break Obama’s back by taking him and his democrats out of power.
Shut the entire country down and rebuild from the ashes. Compromising with democrats is what got us to where we are.
I wonder why I care. Oh, that’s right, I don’t.
Indeed they are the elephant in the room. Unfortunately the IDIOTS in DC have given non-citizens the “right” to vote. The 47% gives people like Pelosi and Zer0 the power that they are using to destroy our country.
Why isn’t the girl’s husband providing for them?
Isn't that the way it was supposed to be? Don't pay diddley (or pay the fine) until you get sick and then enroll with preexisting?
Problem is you don't get care until you cough up the money. Gonna be a buncha PO-ed people when they get the flu this winter.
Bingo, that is the CORRECT answer!
In the middle of a divorce and they haven’t had their mediation yet to settle all that stuff.
WHAT?! She was FORCED to enroll in KenyaCare before being seen at an ER?
They called the ER because urgent care said the same thing & I know illegals get treated at ERs without insurance so I told my friend to take her to an ER. Evidently since illegals are allowed to sign up for Zerocare, they’ll get the same answer in the future, who knows?
I’d be pretty pi$$ed if I was poor and saw all these resources and effort being wasted in closing the ocean.
Thank goodness my wife has insurance through her company and I have the V.A., minimal though it is.
Thanks 2ndDivisionVet. Partisan Media Shills ping.
Shame on GOP states doing everything they can to hurt the poor (Alan Colmes, nuff said)
Fox | 10/5/13 | Alan Colmes
Posted on 10/05/2013 4:45:23 PM PDT by workerbee
Haven’t the democraps won the war on poverty YET?
They’ve been waging this “War On Poverty” for 30 years!!!—The truth IS, the dems NEED the poor to STAY poor to USE as political pawns.
Too bad the poor don’t realize this.
If they did “realize” it, most wouldn’t care, I’m afraid. They just want to sit back, chillax and get stuff for free. One once told me “work is for mules and fools.”
Agreed! I carried our insurance and about a year before I was laid off I got worried because my company was laying off fairly regularly, maybe 3 people from our department every 4 - 6 months, but we had a small department of about 50.
So I made my husband get insurance from his job too and I’m glad I did because I was laid off almost a year to the day he picked up insurance. Too frightening being without.
I believe that WAS true - under the old evil medical care system where anyone could be treated free at an emergency room. I don't believe it's true anymore.
I believe that WAS true - under the old evil medical care system where anyone could be treated free at an emergency room. I don’t believe it’s true anymore.
People should never allow themselves to become dependent on the taxpayers and the government for their survival. It’s a stupid move.
Move over poor people. Another week of this Obama shutdown and we’ll be poor too.
Can I have some of your cheese? How about your EBT card? Your Obamaphone? Your free tuition. Free gas. Not having to pay taxes.
Oh, I wanna be poor and Obama is going “to make it happen”, just as he promised.
Brother can you spare a dime?
Another “nonprofit” scam.
Think of the young mother with a sick child who doesn’t have someone who can bail her out by buying ObamaCare... We’re going to have deaths in the country because of ObamaCare - but the suck up press won’t cover it - - doesn’t help their team.
Think of the young mother with a sick child who doesnt have someone who can bail her out by buying ObamaCare... Were going to have deaths in the country because of ObamaCare - but the suck up press wont cover it - - doesnt help their team.
“Were going to have deaths in the country because of ObamaCare”
This may sound heartless and or crazy to many but...do you doubt that it was intended to be so? I absolutely cannot lead myself to believe for one instant that this Obamanation which should rightly be called the Unaffordable Don’t Give a Damn Act was designed by people who actually thought that it would result in FEWER deaths and even though I think most Democrat senators and representatives are as dumb as dirt I don’t think they voted for a “health care” bill that most couldn’t lift and had never even attempted to read out of a conviction that it actually would accomplish what they pretended it would. That leaves me only one possibility. They intended to destroy health care with full knowledge that many of the people they claimed to be helping would die as a result.
First off, I don't give a rats ass about these parasites They should have got an education (it's free) and a job.
Second, These moochers don't vote Republican, so why kiss their ass? Starve and die. The wagon needs lightened.
I told my friend to send her to an ER because they have to treat everyone regardless of if they can pay (Isn't the socialism that you espouse just grand?)
The girl had barely any money
1. 23 with 2 kids, she's not a girl.
2. Where are the babies daddies? Why are the rest of us forced to pay for her bad choices?
Maybe Time should focus on getting Harry and Barry to vote on and sign bills that will put Americans back to work. They should try doing their jobs instead of blackmailing Congress into doing things their way.
And while they’re at it, they could bring the Patriot Act up for a vote again. Barry has a little too much power over Americans. Americans are not the enemy.
In the middle of a bad divorce. Mediation is due next week or week after so no money from baby dad yet. Just was sharing about how Medicaid was stopped & Obamacare required without informing Medicaid recipients of new rules.
To anyone anywhere who voted for LIBs/DIMs
The world’smallest violin has just broke.
Total BS. Obamacare is not mandatory yet. And even if it were the ER HAS to provide service, no matter the ability to pay.
Tell the person spreading this story to do a little more homework.
Well, liberal elites will be better off... Doctors will stop seeing new patients under the current system - and move toward concierge medicine. Liberal elites will pay a doctor like they now pay their country club fees. For them ObamaCare has cleaned out the waiting room of all those middle class Americans who eat at places like Olive Garden.
Liberal elites are BETTER OFF.
The other highly dependable dem voters are inner city blacks. Their health care is now FREE and they don't have to wait in Hospital Emergency rooms for hours for care...
Underclass and inner city blacks are BETTER OFF.
Same with illegals. For them - the new system is better. For Union members is worse - but have faith - Obama and dems will find a way to create an exemption for them.
Union members WILL be BETTER OFF with tweaks that come from massive 'donations' to dem pols...
Who's left? The rest of us - and as our companies drop medical care to save money - it'll get worse. The middle class is totally screwed. In short - the people who don't back Obama... Not that he's acting like a Chicago thug or anything.
The middle class is WORSE OFF and it'll get worse with time.
Sorry, but that whole story sounds like BS... especially that part.
Absolutely. Since effectively almost no one has been able to sign up so far due to system glitches AND coverage doesn't begin until Jan 1, 2014.