ObamaCare Spurring Growth In Food Stamps

by ABC News  |  published on April 22, 2015

foodstampsPresident Barack Obama’s health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves.

New, streamlined application systems built for the health care overhaul are making it easier for people to enroll in government benefit programs, including insurance coverage and food stamps.

In most affected states, the enrollment increases were not huge, ranging from 1 percent to 6 percent over two years, according to an Associated Press analysis. The sole exception was Nevada, where enrollment shot up 14 percent.

The enrollment is climbing as Republicans try to cut the costs of the food program and at a time when food-stamp usage would normally be expected to decline. Eligibility rules have not changed.

  • Robert Ross

    The gov.’t has got to get everyone on food stamps. They must control the people. First dis arm the people, then control the food and the gov.’t has complete control of the people and the people will be so grateful to the gov.’t because they will get fed for nothing. Then they can with hold food from the elderly and they starve to death, thus population control. Does anyone remember,,,,” LOGAN’S RUN” ?????

  • dnnswnthld4@hotmail.com

    I wonder if food stamp program is increasing in states that refused to accept The Affordable Care Act????

  • David in MA

    I have witnessed people going to “community meal sites” and seeking and signing up people for food stamps. I took the application but have more income that allowed, BUT, I saw one man, and he later was identified by the “councilor” as being eligible and approved for food stamps. He has the money to but a new car and a house, but not to eat….. I wonder if his being a Puerto Rican has anything to do with his approval? Also saw a Korean lady sign up who, it is said, owns property but don’t know if she was approved or not, I wonder if she being Korean is a plus? Me, not eligible…… I wonder if my being a single white male has anything to do with eligibility?
    BUT! I know if Obama has his way, after getting almost everyone on the public dole, IT is going to end……. and they are trapped into government held slavery and the rest of us will be pulled along with them.

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