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WASHINGTON — Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors’ offices or hospitals as a result.
News One · 1/10/2014
House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a revision of the food-stamps program after its sharp expansion ... “It was and still is a well-functioning program,” said Ed Bolen, a food-stamp expert at the center. “But we need to figure out what ...
Wall Street Journal · ByTennille Tracy andTennille.tracy · 2/11/2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress has begun negotiations on further cuts to the program. Beginning in November, a temporary benefit from the …
TPM · 10/31/2013
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Budget cuts aimed at weaning Americans off of public assistance ... “Some of the problems I’ve become aware of were families not being able to ‘stretch’ their amount of food stamps to the end of the month,” Turner says. “The mothers explain ...
The Grio · 1/24/2014
The US Congress on Friday allowed an estimated $5 billion cut to a federal food stamps program to take effect, slashing the social safety net for the poor, elderly and disabled. Almost 48 million, or one in seven, Americans have had food subsidies cut 13.6 ...
The Business Insider · 11/3/2013
The cuts are a result of the expiration of a SNAP budget increase ... The estimated multiplier effect for food stamps is as high as 2 to 1. "This isn't just a New York issue," Purvis said. "In the world of hunger relief, food stamps are supposed to be ...
CNBC · ByJeff Cox · 10/31/2013
VALLEY PARK, MO (KTVI)– Food stamp cuts took effect at midnight, reducing benefits for 47 million Americans, including 900,000 Missourians. Meanwhile, more cuts may be coming, and politicians from both parties voted to cut food stamps. These cuts
Fox2now · 11/1/2013
The recent cuts in food stamps last November is threatening Wal-Mart’s business. The retailer’s quarterly earnings are expected to be at or below their predictions, from $1.60 to $1.70 per share. They project their total earnings to be $5.16 per share.
Guardian LV · 2/1/2014
But if conservative Republicans in Congress get their way, this week's pullback may be just a taste of what's to come for some of the almost 48 million Americans who receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP, the largest …
Reuters · ByCharles Abbott · 10/31/2013
Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Annie Crist says she dreads telling her two daughters that cuts in food-stamp benefits taking effect today means less chicken and fewer hamburgers for dinner. And with deeper cuts looming as part of a possible U.S. budget deal ...
Bloomberg · ByDerek Wallbank andAlan Bjerga · 11/1/2013