|One of the great
things about this wonderful country we live in is that we have always
taken care of those in need. Since the beginning of our founding
Americans have been the most generous people the world has ever known.
Unfortunately, it seems now that an awful lot of folks have just decided
to take advantage of our generosity.
President Obama is now known as the most successful food stamp president in American history. There are more people on food stamps today than ever before in history.
mentality is not only a national issue but a local one as well. Take a
look at the statistics below for Loudon County and the rules that govern
hand ups/handouts. In Loudon County nearly a million dollars a month
paid out in food stamps. At some point we will not be able to sustain
Loudon county population 2010 : 48,556
Loudon county households 2010 : 18,076
Food stamps issued in Loudon Co. May 2011, $929,817.00 (sales tax exempt) % of households receiving food stamps: 18.18 %.
While walking through the grocery store count 1,2,3,4. Counting yourself , you are paying for every 4th buggy full.
Illegal aliens are eligible for food stamps: No
Children of illegal aliens born in the us are eligible for food stamps: YES
Children of illegal aliens control and use the food stamp card: NO, the Card is issued in the parentís name.
Income paid in cash to illegal aliens can be traced & verified: NO
There is a limit on the number of months food stamps can be received: NO
Is there a requirement to look for work while receiving food stamps: NO
Individuals receiving food stamps must report income of an out of wedlock partner living in the same household : NO (unless they have a common child)
Individuals living in a parentís household must report the parentís income no matter the amount: NO (22 + years of age)
With the "debit" EBT, (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards the selling of food stamps has be stopped: NO (the card can be sold for a % of the amount issued and be used by anyone who has the pin number)
Food stamp cards (EBT) are accepted in pizza restaurants: YES (Papa Murphy Pizza Restaurants accept EBT cards as the pizza is not cooked on site)
Sales tax is charged on all food stamp purchases: NO, there is no sales tax paid on a food stamp purchases
Legal permanent residents (here in U.S. More than 5 years) but not yet U.S. citizens are eligible for food stamps: YES
You can verify this information at http://tn.gov/humanserv/adfam/fs_stats.html
Illegal aliens are eligible for Tenncare: YES (in the following circumstances):
A: pregnancy/delivery 1) under Medicaid an illegal alien gets the day of birth plus any days she is required to be hospitalized paid in full. The baby is a U.S. citizen and is covered until age 1.
2) Under "Cover Kids" the mother gets Tenncare starting the day the pregnancy is confirmed through the date of discharge from the hospital after the birth of the baby.
3) In the event that an illegal
alien is seen in an emergency room and the injuries are deemed "life
threatening" the ER bill and entire hospital stay is covered by Tenncare.
Tenncare recipients are required to pay co-payments and or deductibles: NO
Tenncare recipients are required to pay premiums: NO
People with private health insurance or insurance though their employer are not eligible for Tenncare: NO, Tenncare becomes the secondary insurance and pays any deductible or copayments
Tenncare is just basic insurance: NO Tenncare is administered by 2 companies you know 1) Blue Cross Blue Sheild (Bluecare) 2) United Uealthcare. Both are comprehensive full coverage policies.
Legal permanent residents (here in U.S. More than 5 years) but not yet U.S. citizens are eligible for Tenncare: YES
You can verify this information at Http://www.tn.gov/tenncare/forms/enrollmentdatanfeb.pdf