If you are going to watch one single documentary about higher education in the United States, you can do no better than CNN's 'Ivory Tower'. Is College Worth It? That's the question Director Andrew Rossi sets out to answer. The points made in this documentary are nuanced, and the answers are many.
Of all the pieces of legislation that came about to help dig America out of the Great Depression, none had a greater impact than the Social Security Act. This single piece of legislation and subsequent amendments expanding the eligible number of recipients dramatically rewrote the social compact between the federal government and the citizens it governs.
Laws that have broad bi-partisan support come few and far between, but the GI Bill that was passed in 1944 is one of those few bills that will bring together both the most ardently conservative and die hard liberal because it was a law designed to thank those who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country.
It took the United States nearly two hundred years before it realized the importance of setting up a system for citizens who have become unable to work and need assistance to ensure they can still provide for themselves. Up until 1956 an individual who became disabled had little to no protections and had to rely on the help of others if they fell on hard times and couldn't work anymore.
Do you find yourself struggling to pay for food on a weekly basis and wondering how you are going to feed your family or yourself another meal? Have you always questioned whether you are eligible for assistance, but don't know where to look or how to sign up? Look no further! My hope is to answer all of your questions and provide you with all the relevant information to help
What if I said the welfare queen in Texas or the single mother baby making factory in Chicago aren't real people? Would you be surprised to find out these are mythical people created by Ronald Reagan and the conservative right as they began their decades long war in their never ending drive to paint poor Americans as the real problem? The conservative movement has done a phenomenal
One of the most misunderstood and falsely maligned Federal programs in the United States is Section 8 of the United States Housing Act.
Need a one stop shop if you still haven't applied for health insurance coverage and are wondering what you need to do? Look no further. My hope is that this article will provide you everything you need to know to enroll in a health insurance plan before this years deadline.
Debunking Lies & Misinformation About Government Benefits
Fact Checking Articles on Government Benefits
|04/03/14||The disputed math behind Medicaid expansion fight||Medicaid & Texas|
|03/17/14||Boehner’s claim that Obamacare has resulted in a ‘net loss’ of people with health insurance||Medicaid, Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) & Health Insurance Industry|
|03/07/14||Deep mysteries of the Medicaid expansion||Medicaid, Obamacare (Affordable Care Act), Rick Scott & Florida|
|02/25/14||Rick Scott opposed Medicaid expansion before he supported it||Medicaid, Rick Scott & Florida|
|02/23/14||Scott Walker says federal government reneged on Medicaid payments to Wisconsin||Medicaid & Scott Walker|
|01/14/14||Rubio’s claim that Medicaid expansion funds will ‘go away’||Medicaid, Obamacare (Affordable Care Act), Marco Rubio & Florida|
|01/10/14||Medicaid Estate Recovery Program||Medicaid & Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)|
|01/01/14||Illinois Medicaid Moving Forward in 2014||Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) & Illinois|
|12/31/13||Stunning new report undermines central GOP Obamacare claim||Medicaid, Obamacare (Affordable Care Act), 113th Congress Republicans, Health Insurance Industry & Millions Will Lose Health Insurance Under Obamacare|
|12/17/13||This Chart Blows Up the Myth of the Welfare Queen||Welfare Program & Poor|
Mitt Romney, in a conversation with private donors, voice his belief that 47% of Americans are "dependent on government" and who "believe they are victims" who will vote for Obama because they think they are "entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing." When Romney was confronted with the comment he stood by his words.
Newt Gingrich publicly opposes Paul Ryan's budget proposal and take on reforming Medicare. He then flip flops on the issue when a majority of Republicans lash out at him.
Government Benefits News & Opinion Articles
|Fri Jul 31, 2015 | thedailybeast.com|
Every so often—okay, not very often actually, but more often than I hunt, or “take” (what a verb!), lions—I feel a litt...
|Thu Jun 11, 2015 | thenation.com|
RaDonna Kuekelhan and her sister, Cathy O’Mara, have spent their whole lives in and around southeast Kansas, a largely...
|Tue May 19, 2015 | theatlantic.com|
For a long time, many American cities housed their poorest residents in giant public housing towers that had little goi...
Government Benefits Videos
|Tue Jun 10, 2014|
U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives i...