Tag Archives: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The Old Man on the Sidewalk (Part II)


When Onondaga County Adult Protective Services was asked what to do about the homeless old man on the sidewalk in front of my apartment building, they said, “Send him to the second floor of the Civic Center.”   That is the intake … Continue reading

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Medicaid, Racism, and the Post-Standard (Part IV)


The single most-searched question on my blog is about how long people receive Welfare.  People ask about third-generation Welfare recipients.  I ask if there are any or is that an urban myth?  People ask about poor people receiving Welfare for … Continue reading

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Welfare, Racism and the Post-Standard (Part II)


By April 15, 2011, I was asking different kinds of questions in “Welfare Information:  Getting’ It”:  How can county legislators vote the budget without knowing who’s on Welfare and what it’s costing?  “All there is to work with is [County … Continue reading

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Welfare, Racism and the Post-Standard (Part I)


I used to read the Post-Standard on line at Syracuse.com, and I read the comments after the stories.  Today there is a story about a 15-year-old who got into a fight at the mall and was arrested for having a sawed-off … Continue reading

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Short Answers to Questions


How did Kathy Urschel lose her sight and hearing? Kath had a rare brain virus that took her sight and hearing on one side when she was about seven years old, and took it on the other side when she … Continue reading

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Welfare & Medicaid: Marital Status, Education & Location


Marital Status Medicaid There are 69,831 people receiving Medicaid in Onondaga County; 33,883 of those people are single; 8,525 are married.  The remaining categories are unspecified, formal or informal separation, divorced, widowed, annulment or abandoned, and they make up 3,130 … Continue reading

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Welfare & Medicaid, Race & Sex


In Onondaga County, according to statistics provided by Dept. of Social Services Commissioner David Sutkowy, the following are racial statistics for people receiving services. Racial Statistics                                            White             Black              Hispanic Medicaid                                37,663            18,374                        4,773 Food Stamps                         30,062           19,728                        4,740 … Continue reading

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