Jan 20, 2014|
Tommy talks to Debbie Weinstein, the Executive Director of the Coalition of Human Needs, about a proposal to require a photo ID to use food stamps
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Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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Dying in Weinstein. -- Weinstein joins us right now the executive director of the coalition on human needs morning Debbie how are you. Good morning. Thanks that you look good thanks for taking the time with us now. Tell me why this would be -- -- up problem for people who who get federal assistance and uses for. Tom did to get groceries and food why would be a problem the use of photo IDs so. -- somebody else is not used in the colors -- Well. The problem is that many of the lowest income people. Don't have photo -- And while it may that costs money literally to get one. In you'd need documentation. To again and that could money. Until we know comments that means it's been done. If you will in state senators do in. It's. The photo IDs are voting. That is disproportionate. Numbers of African Americans Hispanics and older people don't have. Photo IDs 25% of African Americans. 18% of people over 65 for instance. And they don't. Some money -- to say -- duplicate birth certificate. Were if -- if they award -- the US citizens spoke naturalized. That can class to over 300 dollars. If they get married and that name doesn't match. The -- their birth certificate lives. It can cost between five and 48 hours to get a duplicate marriage license so it cost money in the most vulnerable people. Will have a hard time doing that. Not only it's hard to get to the offices for the photo -- the if you really don't have any money. -- might that have a card to get there. -- were. Not even be able to get their because of public transportation or because in the disability. So it's it's a hardship for the most vulnerable people. But I would say is that it is -- the problem that we actually have. The -- deal wise. That there was the problem. When. People. Is with it was a problem with the computers. And the problem. Resulted. In. People being able purchase more than they really supposed to. Problem cries spies contractors. Deprived country actors. Who get these systems the first states. That's what we. That people who. Have. This debit card that. -- -- I -- one senator guess she's the executive director of the coalition on human needs talk about. Requiring people who get food stamps when they use in the produce a valid photo ID and given everything you just said Debian I think the question I have is small. How do you prove who you are when you Gammon. They do what's the criteria for that how can you get food stamps of day there's no documentation of who you law are or what you make it's senator. Well there's a lot of documentation that's required when you actually get. Food stamps. You have to submit all kind of documentation. Of that your income and you have to do it repeatedly. To show every. At least six months how much income you have. As to where -- continue to qualify. But it's that's different. For and having to show photo -- every time they go to the store. So how did they know infected the person. That using the assistance. Or that's getting the assistance is -- today is based RE -- don't have things like a birth certificate etc. and that's when confuses me. -- required. If that is available for persons they require many other forms of documentation. You've created this show prove that you live in place. Things like that that shows that you really are please say you're. You have to show. A lot of people who get food stamps war but it's very very low wages they need to show -- From their places of employment. That is that documentation. That shows they are -- they say this year. Debbie I appreciate your time I really do and -- phones now and and I appreciate your input. Okay sure and a great day.