Nancy Pelosi is backing off of a public option which uses Medicare rates, and is pushing instead a bill that will increase Medicaid coverage to anyone making 150% of poverty. A summary of the Affordable Health Care for America Act is available at PBS.org. The new House bill would expand Medicaid to cover childless adults,… Continue reading Report: Pelosi pushing bill to expand Medicaid
"The reality is," says Dannel Malloy, Stamford's mayor, "We live in an America where poverty has been mostly ignored for most of the last nine years. We live in an America that has not minded, quite frankly, seeing poverty increase across our country ... We live in an America that has chosen to lower taxes… Continue reading A poverty discussion . . .
As students are settling in and making pumpkin projects, the Head Start program is preparing for some changes. Director of Head Start Shirley Stumpner said moving from the summer to fall, when most programs start back up, has been busy but relatively smooth. At the beginning of the year, she said, staff spends a lot… Continue reading Head Start settles into fall, gets ready for expansion
Eigenmann Hall was kind enough to open its doors to Circles and Head Start families for a massive Halloween celebration on Wednesday night. Residents decorated their floor lounges with what had to have been miles of fake cobwebs and dozens of pumpkins, skeletons, and black cats. RA guides took groups of Circles and Head Start… Continue reading Eigenmann Halloween Party a spooky success
Again this year, Duke Energy is offering its Helping Hand Program through SCCAP and other community action agencies to assist elderly and disabled low-income customers. SCCAP will receive $50,700 this winter to assist these Duke Energy customers in our service area. Besides being a Duke Energy customer, clients must meet the state's 150 percent of… Continue reading Duke Energy offers Helping Hand Program