Health Law Brings Growth in Food Stamps in Some States

Health Law Brings Growth in Food Stamps in Some States

Although the economy is steadily improving there has been a rise in people applying for food stamps. The new streamlined application system that were created to make way for Obamacare makes it easier for people to sign up for government benefit programs such as food stamps and insurance coverage. With the 632,000 people being added to the system in 11 states, this will cost SNAP roughly $79 million monthly. “We attribute the increase in SNAP to Medicaid expansion,” said New Mexico Human Services Department Deputy Secretary Sean Pearson. “When folks go online now, they have the ability to apply for multiple programs in a single session.” Republicans are fighting to cut back on the amount of people signing up for welfare benefits.

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