The Emergency Room is ready 24 hours a day to handle a medical emergency or health crisis, oftentimes diagnosing complex, critical conditions in a fast-paced setting. This can be used by the low income as well as families that do have have health insurance. ERs can also be used by patients who only have coverage from the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
Retailers, such as Wal-Mart, have put out lists of what they expect to be the top-selling toys for the upcoming 2016 Christmas season. There are some programs that can provide some or all of this stuff for free to kids under the age of 13, we think this could really benefit parents that are struggling to pay the bills on a daily basis.
With the school season resuming for the 2016 – 2017 calendar year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that up to 50% of students are eligible for either free or reduced priced meals. This means that they come from homes in which the total household income is below what the USDA considers to be an adequate level that is needed to feed the entire home, including the student.
There are a number of states that either completely waive, or reduce, the amount of sales tax they charge around the back to school shopping season. This upcoming “holiday” will also be occurring in 2016 as well. The latest information on each state is below.
Louisiana is another state that is now requiring any person that is receiving food stamps to either be in job training and/or working. The state government is following the rules being implemented by many other local and regional municipalities in ensuring that the SNAP food stamp program is not thought of as some form of free charity aid. Instead recipients of this public benefit need to be contributing to society and the greater good.