Obama wooing veterans in campaign


President Barack Obama ended one war and is winding down another, bringing home tens of thousands of U.S. troops. Now he wants them to pay him back – with votes…

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Homelessness in Seattle


As of 2009 in the Seattle King County area there are about 10,000 homeless people living among the streets or in shelters. Every year a one night count is conducted to count the number of homeless persons in the King county area. This count is conducted by The Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness (SKCCH).On January 30, 2009 the street count of the amount of homeless individuals was 2,827, the amount of homeless individuals in Emergency Shelters was 2,522, and the amount of homeless individuals in Transitional housing was 3,582. For a total of 8,961 counted homeless people.

The percent of homeless individuals by race in the year 2009, living in shelters consisted of; African American populated 40%, White 31%, Hispanic 12%, Multi-racial 6%, Asian/ Pacific Islander 4%, Native American 2%, with 5% unknown.

The ages of homeless individuals in King County Housing shelters include; From 0–5 years of age there were 895 homeless, ages 6–12 total of 714, ages 13–17 total of 422, ages 18–25 total of 723, ages 26–54 total of 2593, ages 55–64 total of 584, and ages of 65 years and older held 203 homeless individuals.

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Medicare, administered by the United States government

Medicare is a social insurance program administered by the United States government, providing health insurance coverage to people who are aged 65 and over; to those who are under 65 and are permanently physically disabled or who have a congenital physical disability; or to those who meet other special criteria like the End Stage Reneal Disease program (ESRD). Medicare in the United States somewhat resembles a single-payer health care system but is not. Before Medicare, only 51% of people aged 65 and older had health care coverage, and nearly 30% lived below the federal poverty level.

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