Author Archives: Michael Swayze

About Michael Swayze

Former county welfare agency administrator, using a combination of social work and computer skills to share information about community resources via the Internet. Online since 1995.

Volunteers In Medicine: A Whole Village Approach

Health care should be a right. Health advocates in New Jersey and around the country are doing their part on a volunteer basis to bring health care directly to those who cannot afford health insurance. This article is about a … Continue reading

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Congress To Block Consumer Protection Rule

A Congressional vote is expected as early as Tuesday, July 25, on a resolution to block a new rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that prohibits class action bans in forced arbitration clauses of consumer contracts. The … Continue reading

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Avoiding Utility Shutoffs in New Jersey

This is the time of year when assistance with energy bills is often needed. Information is available from a number of sources. Visit Avoiding Utility Shutoffs in New Jersey for valuable links. Need to speak to someone about a pending … Continue reading

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Hunger Doesn’t Take A Vacation

This summer free meals for children and teens are available under the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The federally funded program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans … Continue reading

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Let America Be America Again: A Fourth of July Poem

Let America Be America Again is a poem written by Langston Hughes in the 1930s. It is appropriate, in my opinion, to read it on this national holiday as we celebrate the Fourth of July and as we continue to … Continue reading

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Senate Call-In To Stop TrumpCare

The United States Senate is scheduled to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act later this month by which 23 million will lose their health care coverage. Political analysts currently believe the TrumpCare bill (American Health Care Act, or AHCA) … Continue reading

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LIHEAP Deadline: May 31, 2017

The deadline to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is May 31, 2017. Applications with a May 31 postmark will be accepted. Applicants who had previously been denied may wish to reapply if their circumstances have … Continue reading

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