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If twenty thousand families or singles all combined together in a group, to help each other pay medical bills what would that mean. If everyone payed 10 dollars a month everyone could actually pay their bills. If one family needed a surgery or some treatments that their insurance company won't pay a group could help out.
This normally would be called community, the federal government really tries to help out but what about the middleclass who don't qualify for help. What about people who get married? What about the people who are 50 dollars over the federal poverty line what can they do? I am listening to people talk about protesting the massachusetts heath care reform because all the glitches are really hurting families. There is no time to protest no one can afford to get to the state house to protest no one can get a day off of work or childcare to stand in front of the state house and beg for a change. If we don't do something now how many more people will suffer in silence. What are we to do sit around and stay positive when oil companies are profiting billions to search for more oil where is it when are they going to get it? I understand its going to go up to 6 a gallon and we've had it easy but in countries where gas is 6 a gallon the daycare is free and retirement and public services don't have a long wait list.
I also think that if we are in the greatest country in the world, with the best doctors in the world why are so many people being refused life saving treatments with their insurance companies? Money and profit and the silence of the hard workers who go to work every day. Most of the jobs in society earn less than 30,000 a year like our child care workers, nursing home attendants, burger flippers, coffee makers, and waiters and waitresses. Now the truck drivers will be earning less, the pizza delivery drivers won't earn enough people will just grin and bear it, why couldn't the fuel friendly cars come out a decade ago so we wouldn't have to go through this econmic hic up or recession bubble?
People aren't supposed to live in fear we are just supposed to do our jobs to the best of our ability and be positive. The leadership of our country is supposed to reflect the people, we aren't all money hungry tyrants we would care enough to check on our neighbors and give to charity. We aren't that bad whats going on!
Very cool statement
I am on SSDI for something also, I have debilitating migraines they are classified in many neurology books as suicidal migraines. It is very painful and doctors do very little but at least I am on ssdi and I guess thats a positive. After reading how many people have to hire a lawyer and an appeal to get on it, it makes me feel a little comfortable knowing I can at least help my son grow up.
Like you I tend to consider suicide a lot. There are a great portion of farmers in India who are killing themselves because they farm all day but can't afford to eat, or make mortgage payments and there is a world food shortage that they are not discussing in our Senate and neither of the Presidential candidates will discuss it either.
As for a sure fire way to kill yourself, I have thought about it many times and when I am ready and my son is married and my husband and I are too sick to make it we will most likely take rat poison and niacin as I read online it is effective. More common than that people seek friendship. I would be your friend you can talk to me at any time. post your email on my page and I will talk to you almost every day. I find something good about everyone. I am a bitch but I still love anyone who is capable of love its the only way. I don't recommend you kill yourself because you can't afford to live a life of comfort. You have a lot to offer and you are depressed.
Please don't think about it they have the 1800-999-9999 line for people who are suicidal, I've been there I know. You can get out of this by networking you can talk to people your emotions can't run your life. I've lived an entire year on noodles and ketchup my son ate at a friends or families house we were embarrassed but shit happens you've got to keep fighting for the people who need you that you haven't met yet.
I don't have a mother, father or any grandparents I wish I had family. I would like to have you in my life are you in Mass I would even snail mail you.
The state of Massachusetts is one of the best states, we have the best schools and great teachers beautiful places to go *if you can afford to get there*
I would like to know more about how to help keep my family together and pay down our debt. So far we are resorting to selling personal belongings just to try and pay the bills. I read that many other American's are also doing the same thing since the problem is universal.
The facts are its really hard for families to stay together. Medical expense is horrible and a family of 3 that makes 24,000 a year doesn't qualify for healthcare, housing or food stamps as the federal poverty level is like 11,000 unbelievable. If we were seperated I would get Mass Health and food stamps for my son and be priority on the section eight lists which might I add I have been on the list for 7 years! We have moved 6 times within those years.
So do you have any ideas? I've already written the Govenor and gotten the automatic replies from staff. I've written my city mayor and of course recieved no response at all. There is very little left to do but sit and wait. I find it disturbing the the world is suffering without food, and many American's are suffering without food but many wealthy people can still feel perfectly guiltless. Intelligent people don't need to come up with any plans for change and all poor people will have to do something else soon besides beg. That is pretty scarey. Stimulus for oil bills, credit card debt and possibly a tank of gas for a summer trip still I am grateful. I just wish I had 33 children. :)
lets keep in touch.
Interesting topic, for a year this site has not brought me any assistance other than people trying to sell me grant books or cd's. I haven't heard any success stories or seen anyone get help. I personally don't know what this site is for? *moral support*
I do hope people are able to get some assistance as I also read in other sites that people are selling there personal items just to pay for oil. Some people can't afford food and resort to prostitution and in my town the lines for the food pantry are out the door.
I don't know if its sounding desparate or just sarcastic but I don't believe things are going to get any better. The world food crisis is horrible, no one is talking about making it any better. The oil shortage isn't leading to new ways to heat our apartments its just taking more money out of our pockets. Why can't the general public get together and try to talk about ways to solve these problems? Its because most of the population is making under 30,000 a year and working two jobs just to put food on the table.
Its not just that its also the credit system that sucks, with interest rates that should be illegal. Then if you don't have good credit you can't even get a credit card to purchase food, so what I am saying is there are more poor people to every rich person and we shouldn't be silent! I can't even afford to drive my car and I know gas prices are 6 a gallon in other countries but the corporations try to make it seem like its our fault for purchasing gas gusseling automobiles that they advertised to us. Interesting that now during our recession that purchasing new vehicles that are fuel efficent is a priority!
This is just one long rant since I haven't gotten in touch with anyone who has had anything to offer other than grants that are a scam. The work at home jobs, where you need to pay stink also what am I supposed to work 23 hours a day just to pay the bills. I was born, lost both my parents and lived in foster care took care of myself until I met my husband who I have been with for 14 years. We still struggle and try hard for our son he's all that matters. If anyone else is in my same boat we try really hard for our children and thats all. Once your a parent theres nothing else more important, not cable, not oil, not credit cards,not your apartment, just making sure your little one is clean and fed. I hope you can all hang in there. There are more of us than the wealthy and no one ever gives out hand outs this site is just to see how many poor people are this niave.
Its funny that people want to scam other poor people like themselves. Please watch out for someone promising to solve all your problems with a book or an illeagal deal with fake money. Also watch out for men who say they are wealthy this format is for people who pray on the weaknesses of others. Sometimes you will meet a good person who will actually just pray for you.Or give you some time honored advise.
The local clubs and things have the same format but instead of providing a saftey network it does the 50/50 where all the patrons buy a ten dollar ticket and at the end of the night a random lottery is done and someone splits the money with the club. With my idea a group of poor people who are not part of a church or a club get together and do the same thing except the fifty percent is not kept the money will keep circulating until everyones personal needs are met. The bigger the group the longer the wait however I can see that many people have seen the con artists trying to sell fake government grants and bolony loans or school the get rich quick scheme. I also noticed another site via Erica7 and its modestneeds.org however I just think the government tries hard to keep the working poor righ where they are. I've been going to school four years and my income will not exceed 28,000 a year and then all the taxes taken out and with the gross income counted like we don't pay tax it just doesn't seem worth it.
thanks do you think anyone will ever say yeah I know about creating a charitable network that will benefit all concerned. I just want to know if what I propose is something that would work, imagine one idea that people could use to change everyones life. There isn't a treasurer that could be trustworthy however to hand out all the funds collected to each person on a daily basis. Or the people needed to make it work.
you have a lot of cool pics. I am not able to get a puppy right now however i see that your looking for friends just the same. I have a cat and my husband seems to think that she has a soul and portrays a personality however I grew up with the notion that animals have no understanding and any feelings are just projected on to them by their owners. I am begining to really soften up an believe my cat has a quirky personality/
That entire story made me cry. I know you have a lot of good in you, don't let it slip away. Problems are just something to get solved, however you are being overloaded with them. God Bless you I really care for your family, and wish you well.
I know that your story is true I believe you I have an entirely different story. For your homeowners insurance you must not have has to pay for fire/ flood and such. My first instinct to this is that the red cross will never help you back on your feet. I am proud of you getting your feet on solid ground I know you can't sell your property for the value you once had. I also think its amazing how you managed to buy property at such a young age you must be very blessed. The bigger your obsticles are the greater your future is. Just keep trying it may not seem like a lot but even trees break through the chains, and cement. There are many times when I think its pointless, but I can't quit if I quit others will find it easy to quit too. I would need to talk to someone in that field of expertise in order to help you with your loss.
You seem like a very talented person. I cant bake however I love children. I think it is brilliant that you have combined two ideas into one. Have you had any of the after school children help you in the baking? Like just getting pans, reading recipes, and clean up. I think your cakes are beautiful. Take care oh I'm sorry I'm just a regular person but I still think your very ambitious. Good luck
I don't know how horrible someones life story must be to touch someone, when everyone has had it tough. How can one person measure anothers worth just by what they write. If I had to guess I know there are more needy than generous and in order for this to work something besides waiting needs to take place. I mean I would love it if some group wanted to hear why I was here so they could help me. But it seems like I don't want to share my needs unless I know who's looking to help. I don't want to compete with people who need just as much help as me. when we could help each other with information.
this is terrible, I know that many dentists and plastic surgeons sometimes offer their services free of charge in certain cases. I wish someone would pop out of medical school who is starting their own business and see your ad and offer help. God Bless you I know what its like to be stared at, not my teeth but my face. I was in a tragic car accident with an old woman and to make a long story short half my face had to be reconstructed and for two weeks I looked like a watermelon. This will all be a bad memory one day I will pray for you. sorry thats all i can do.
Ever feel like no matter how hard you try you will never achieve anything? I do almost everyday unattainable dreams is what I'm left with. I came from foster care with disabilities to where I believe is my pinacle. A wife, mother, and student thats it for me. I want so bad to just feel like theres more that I will have the american dream a house a car and such things. We are so far in debt that the nights when I go to the food pantry is exciting. My husband tried to kill himself my son won't invite friends over because we don't have enough food . Its all getting to be overwhelming. I know how you all feel I'll pray for you who knows maybe just letting out all of our burdens helps in some small way. Its funny we live in a world where we have to hire a lawyer for food stamps and then wait for services.
This aidpage was started as a comment on "free money to help pay bills"
Its funny we live in a world where we have to hire a lawyer for food stamps and then wait for services. why do we also have to hire a lawyer for social security, and why is so hard to get housing in the cities we are born in. Why is it that we are told to move out of town, what is going on with the world today when our fall back system for Americans is on hold. My rent goes up every year because more wealthy people live in the state and the poor people have to pay for it. I know if I was wealthy and could afford to own my own home that the rent shouldn't automatically go up for everyone else. I am finding the system really hard to work with. Waiting for section eight so I don't have to keep paying $1000 a month for a tiny apartment. Waiting for food stamps denials because we work and they don't think working people should need food. Then getting told to get a lawyer while I am waiting for a legal guidance I enjoy the fact that my financial aid may be pulled because we make over $25,000 and then I enjoy thinking about getting to work fulltime and paying for daycare expenses and then thinking about how the earned income credit decreases gradually as your child gets older helps me come to the conclusion that life isn't fair. Even if i do get into affordable housing every year they want your taxe returns so if theres ever a chance to get ahead or save even enough for a down payment on anything they all have full legal rights to raise your rent! Thats funny isn't it we trust the government with our funds so we can have the american dream that no longer exists. I want help paying my rent, I want to be able to afford food every week I want to be able to help others at one point. Women really have to put themselves out there for any help at all.