Archive | January, 2009

CA Will Continue to Send out SSI Checks

The budget impasse in California, which yet again threatens to shut down government until legislators can agree on a budget, will not impact SSI checks for February. There were questions reaised last week about the income for the neediest in the state. Although this program is administered by states, the checks are actually mailed by […]

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Special One-time Payments to Social Security and SSI Recipients

The President’s radio address yesterday proposed a one time payment to the disabled and elderly, an aspect of the $825-billion stimulus plan being put together by the Obama administration and Congress Seniors, disabled and veterans: $300 payments to Social Security beneficiaries, and $300 payments under the Supplemental Security income program for elderly and disabled people […]

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Obama’s Weekly YouTube/Radio Address Today

President Obama’s weekly address today discussed his plans for an economic stimulus plan – it’s needed to help get people back to work quickly. Obama says that the process of rebuilding and retrofitting America is needed ASAP – skeptics are invited to hold him accountable. See YouTube Link to address now. On the White House […]

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Medicare and Medicaid – Can These Programs Take Up the Slack in Medical coverage?

The LA Times reports that most states are slashing health services to their poorest residents amid the economic downturn. This is happening in the face of President Obama’s push for Universal Health Care. As more people experience reduced income, states’ personal and business income tax revenue falls, and state budgets nationwide are being forced to […]

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Petagon Says It Takes PTSD Seriously

Last week, news stories reported that veterans with PTSD would be ineligible for the Purple Heart, setting off a storm of commentary about the “value” to the military of PTSD and other invisble wounds .  More recently the military spokepersons assure us that all wounded vets are honored and treated.  The Chicago Trib reports: ” […]

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Unacknowledged Toxins Threaten Veterans’ Health

Oregon and Indiana Veterans report ongoing health problems  from exposure to toxins generated by US Contractor in Iraq: “Early in the Iraq war, Oregon Army National Guard soldiers say they encountered environmental disaster in oil fields. Now it’s clear a deadly toxin also swirled in the desert air. At least 48 Oregon soldiers assigned to […]

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