Common Application for Benefits – Massachusetts

Senate considers merging applications for MassHealth, food stamps, By Shira Schoenberg, May 26, 2016, MassLive.com: “At Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, director of operations Jo-Ann Silva-Winbush employs 19 counselors trained to help people apply for publicly subsidized health insurance. She hired two other counselors to help people apply for food stamps. A patient might wait a half hour to fill out a health insurance application, then another half hour to see another counselor to fill out a food stamp application.  Most of the information on the two applications is identical…”

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