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  •  Thank you Congressman! (2+ / 0-)
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    nomandates, myboo

    As the mother of two (a teenage boy and a 10 year old girl) in a household of 5 who are on SNAP I thank you. We receive 180 per month in SNAP benefits, because when my husband's SSI changed to SS and went up by $400 they slashed our food stamps benefits by about half.

    They also ended both my and his medicaid leaving two people with chronic, disabling health conditions without insurance, for now. I'm hoping Governor Rick Scott eventually yields and expands medicaid in Florida so that part is fixed. Right now we've simply had to cut out some of our medications and some of our doctors appointments (no more specialists, only the clinic) so that we have a little bit left over for food every month besides the SNAP. Between the two of us we are on $640 in prescriptions, but the bulk of that is in two maintenance inhalers (Advair for him, Singulair for me).  

    What we can't do without is food. If our SNAP benefits are cut any further I worry what will happen with my family.  Please continue to fight for us, all of us who are in similar situations.
    Thank you for all you do.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 03:00:11 PM PST

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