A Single Mom’s Letter “Thanking” Obama for Obamacare That’s Gone Viral

Dear President Obama,

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all you have done and are doing. You see I am a single Mom located in the very small town of Palmer, Texas. I live in a small rental house with my two children. I drive an older car that I pray daily runs just a little longer. I work at a mediocre job bringing home a much lower paycheck than you or your wife could even imagine living on. I have a lot of concerns about the new “Obamacare” along with the taxes being forced on us Americans and debts you are adding to our country. I have a few questions for you Mr. President.

Have you ever struggled to pay your bills? I have.

Have you ever sat and watched your children eat and you eat what was left on their plates when they were done, because there wasn’t enough for you to eat to? I have.

Have you ever had to rob Peter to pay Paul, and it still not be enough? I have.

Have you ever been so sick that you needed to see a doctor and get medicine, but had no health insurance because it was too expensive? I have.

Have you ever had to tell your children no, when they asked for something they needed? I have.

Have you ever patched holes in pants, glued shoes, replaced zippers, because it was cheaper than buying new? I have.

Have you ever had to put an item or two back at the grocery store, because you didn’t have enough money? I have.

Have you ever cried yourself to sleep, because you had no clue how you were going to make ends meet? I have.

My questions could go on and on. I don’t believe you have a clue what Americans are actually going through and honestly, I don’t believe you care. Not everyone lives extravagantly. While your family takes expensive trips that cost more than most of us make in two-four years, there are so many of us that suffer. Yet, you are doing all you can to add to the suffering. I think you are a very selfish and cold hearted man, who does not care what is best for the people he was elected by (not by me) to represent, but more so out for the glory of your name attached to history. So thank you Mr. President, thank you for pushing those of us that are barely staying afloat completely under water and driving America into the ground. You have made your mark in history, as the absolute worst and most hated president of the United States. God have mercy on your soul!

Sincerely,

Yolanda Vestal

Average American

Yes, she has received offers of help, but is not looking for handouts or charity, and that’s not the reason she wrote the letter.

“I’m not worthy,” she said. “I’m one of millions.”

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"There’s nothing conservative about a government that prevents a woman from making her own health care decisions."

Barack Obama, 8/8/12

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Your total is $0.00. Oh yeah!!!
Birth control with no co-pay. Thanks Obamacare!
Walgreens receipts we can believe in.

Your total is $0.00. Oh yeah!!!

Birth control with no co-pay. Thanks Obamacare!

Walgreens receipts we can believe in.

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58% of the jobs created in 2012 have been filled by Americans over 55 who have more work experience than younger Americans. 
While this is good news for our parents and grandparents, we need young Americans to develop workforce experience so that when older Americans retire, we can comfortably fill their positions. 
REBLOG this if you agree and support our One Million Jobs campaign at www.ourtime.org.

58% of the jobs created in 2012 have been filled by Americans over 55 who have more work experience than younger Americans.

While this is good news for our parents and grandparents, we need young Americans to develop workforce experience so that when older Americans retire, we can comfortably fill their positions.

REBLOG this if you agree and support our One Million Jobs campaign at www.ourtime.org.

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Nothing will irritate your right-wing friends more than sharing this post. Bonus: It’s 100% factual.

Nothing will irritate your right-wing friends more than sharing this post. 

Bonus: It’s 100% factual.

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USA.gov: Find Child Care Options Near You and Get Help Paying for Them

Children’s healthy development depends on safe and positive experiences when they are young. There are several child care options available to families:

  • Childcare.gov can help you locate safe and affordable child care options near you.
  • Head Start is a federal program that helps children ages birth to five years old from low income families prepare for school. In addition to education, the program provides health, nutrition, and social services depending on your family’s needs.
  • The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program assists families with children whose parents or responsible caregivers cannot provide for the family’s basic needs. To apply for the program, contact your state’s TANF office.

Learn more about your child care options and how to choose what is best for your family.

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Help Feed Your Family Through the SNAP Program

What is SNAP?

SNAP is the short name for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) operated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The SNAP program has the twin goals of improving health by combating hunger and increasing nutrition knowledge for better food choices.

Am I eligible?

SNAP eligibility guidelines have been expanded. The income thresholds have been increased and now more people will qualify for benefits.

The guidelines concerning what you can own have changed too. You can own your home, a plot of land, and a vehicle and still qualify. And most retirement pensions are not counted when determining eligibility.

Some states have guidelines that allow assets above the federal minimum guidelines. You can use the SNAP Pre-screening tool to determine if you may be eligible. 

How Much Will I Receive?

The amount of SNAP benefits you receive will be determined by your state’s local administering organization, such as the Department of Social Services. Your specific information, such as the number of people in your family, your income, and other factors will be used to determine benefit amount.

You might be surprised to see how much difference even a minimal benefit amount can make in your family’s ability to eat healthy. The MoreFood.org website’s “Sweet $16” offers a variety of fun and smart ways to maximize SNAP benefits. And remember, each menu or recipe represents one month only and SNAP benefits are received each month!

Why Should I Apply?

While the average benefit amount will vary from state to state, SNAP benefits can make a real difference in your efforts to have a healthy diet for you and your family. But the main reason that people should apply is because SNAP can be an important resource in helping you and your family to have enough food to eat. SNAP benefits:

  • are on-going, long-term assistance rather than emergency or day-to-day assistance. This means you can plan meals in advance.
  • allow you to purchase and consume the foods that you prefer to eat, rather than what’s being served at a meal site or what’s in stock at the food pantry.
  • give you the flexibility to shop at any store that accepts these benefits, rather than being limited to a nearby pantry.
  • can be used at many farmers’ markets to buy fresh produce for your family and to support your local farmers.
  • assist you in meeting your other household expenses. By spending SNAP benefits on groceries, you can shift your budgeted grocery dollars to other uses.
  • generate economic activity in your community, every $5 in SNAP benefits generates $9.20 in community spending. And SNAP spending generates farm jobs.
  • allow agencies that provide emergency food services to focus their efforts on helping people without any other ways to obtain food. By using SNAP benefits you help yourself, and in turn help these agencies maintain their capacity to help others – especially during these tough economic times when need is so high, and agency funding and resources are so limited.

How Do I Apply?

To apply for benefits, contact your local SNAP or Department of Social Services office. Or you can use USDA’s national map to find the SNAP office for your county.

For some states you can apply online. Don’t worry if you aren’t able to go to the SNAP office. You may be able to download an application from your state agency’s website to mail in or you may be able to call your agency to request that an application be mailed to you. In some states, you can request to have a telephone interview with the SNAP representative.

How Long Does It Take For Benefits to Start?

Ask your local SNAP office about their standard processing time. In some states your SNAP application will be processed within 30 days; or, if it’s an emergency, within 7 days. Your local SNAP office can give you the most current information about regular and emergency application processing times.

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The Affordable Care Act extends healthcare coverage to 6.6 million young Americans, but unemployment rates leave 35% of these Americans struggling to pay their medical costs.  
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The Affordable Care Act extends healthcare coverage to 6.6 million young Americans, but unemployment rates leave 35% of these Americans struggling to pay their medical costs.  

LIKE if you think this is a problem and SHARE to spread the news! 

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