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Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta, Georgia.By: Autiger
If you are currently unemployed or know you will be getting laid off in the near future then you are probably trying to figure out how and when you should begin the process of filing for unemployment. These benefits are a vital revenue source for individuals and families who are currently unemployed, but those benefits vary wildly depending on what state you live in.
Do you think you may qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, but aren't sure where you can begin the application process? Well, you're not alone. There are plenty of Americans out there who qualify for food assistance but aren't aware of it or don't know where they can begin the application process.
The 2020 Democratic Presidential primary field is the largest in party history with nearly two dozen declared candidates vying for the opportunity to take on Donald Trump in the general election.
April 15th, otherwise own as Tax Day, is ever nearing. If you're one of the millions of Americans that has decided to put off your filing to closer to deadline day and are trying to jog your memory back into tax filing gear, no worries. That's what this entry is for.
The State of the Union Address is a Constitutionally mandated annual address delivered by the President to the United States Congress. In the modern era, Presidents have delivered the address in front of a Joint Session of Congress in the House Chamber to a nationally televised audience .If you're looking for a simple way to research how you can watch the speech, look no further.
Finding a provider who accepts Medicaid patients has the potential be a little confusing to the individuals who have never been on the program before, but it's not as difficult as it may sound. All you need is to be enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP coverage and have a connection to the internet.
Making the best of your Social Security benefits is a struggle for many Americans, especially those of you who are largely dependent on Social Security for most of your monthly income. Questions like when to begin drawing your benefits, how to best spend them, and what to do if your benefits aren't enough to survive on weigh on millions of seniors minds every year.
Political junkies and novices alike are closely following the 2018 Midterm election campaigns that will determine all 435 Congresspeople and 33 Senators. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3 and all major news organizations will be airing coverage throughout the day and into the evening reacting to the results as they come in.
Georgia is one of 13 new states where food stamp participants will soon be able to buy food online using their SNAP benefits.
The bruising race for governor of Georgia has been roiled by unsupported, eleventh-hour allegations from the Republican candidate, who is also the state’s chief election official, that Democrats sought to hack the voter registration system.
The path to power in the House winds through a few dozen districts, many of them suburban, in Tuesday’s election. Republicans defending their majority and Democrats looking to gain 23 seats they would need to win control.
As voters and campaigns around the country get ready for Tuesday’s climactic midterm elections, the candidates for governor of Georgia are already preparing for four weeks of overtime.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp set off a political firestorm when his office, two days before an election in which he is a candidate, announced on Sunday morning that it had opened an investigation into the Georgia Democratic Party in connection with what it described as an attempted hack of the state's voter registration system.
Over the past decade, Republicans have made historic gains on the state level. Heading into the election, they control two-thirds of the governors' mansions. But this year the GOP is playing defense.
In Georgia, Medicaid is a very common source of funding for long-term care. Approximately 74% of nursing home residents in Georgia use Medicaid to pay for their nursing home care. Without Medicaid, long-term care like nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home health care is unaffordable for most people. In 2011, the average daily cost of a private room in a nursing home in Georgia was $179, or $65,000 per year. Private health insurance policies generally do not cover long term care, and very few people purchase private long-term care insurance policies. Medicare coverage for long-term care services is limited. As a result, Medicaid picks up the tab for many Georgians who need long-term institutional care or home care.
A Medicaid expansion would have brought $35 billion in federal dollars into Georgia over 10 years. But Gov. Nathan Deal said no: Medicaid is broken, and the last thing we should do is make it even bigger. The promise of those federal billions, however, has proven irresistible to many states, even some that are just as conservative as Georgia. Arkansas leaders, for example, took a look at all the poor and unhealthy people in their state, and then they took a look at the boatloads of federal money that would flow in to pay for Medicaid expansion.
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