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Info on Henrietta Hughes

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Bro. Curtis, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Oct 25, 2001
    It appears as though Henrietta Hughes is not registered to vote in either Florida or New York - not sure about son Corey. Their names appear to come up listed as "owner(s)" on three distinct public housing units going back as far as 1983 - one in Georgia and two in Florida. As to reports she was living with "friends" in New York, that appears to be the home of her parents.
    I have no idea why Henrietta Hughes may be homeless today. Unfortunate events happen to us all. My only point is, her troubles and need for public assistance seem to precede the current economic crisis and likely go back years.
    It's unclear what the status of any of these properties is today. One now seems to be owned by a builder. However, there is more via the Freepers. Some of the info seems to suggest at least one property is still in Corey's name with taxes paid to date but may be vacant. Information below originally posted at WOD.
    In one manner, or another, it would seem public assistance has benefitted the Hughes family with their housing issues on multiple occasions over years to no good long-term effect. In my opinion, throwing more money at the problem is not going to fix it. And it certainly won't be fixed by a town hall.....

  2. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Oct 25, 2001
    from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and Cynthia Benjamin, social networking editor
    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (NY) - Wednesday, June 16, 2004
    Author: DC, Cynthia Benjamin, Staff
    Doctors and other medical staff volunteer time to treat patients
    Corey Hughes ‘ thyroid gland was bothering him - again. He needed medical attention, but had no money to get it. Hughes , 33, a computer programmer who lives in Rochester, has no steady job, no health insurance, no doctor.
    So, when Dr. Carolyn Mok examined him June 2 at Mercy Outreach Center on Webster Avenue, not only did Hughes get necessary treatment for his thyroid condition, he also took comfort in something else: the service was free.
    Mok, 51, a medical doctor who has a practice at 175 Lyell Ave., is among hundreds of medical professionals in Monroe County - no exact number is available - who give their expertise, pro bono, to people such as Hughes - people whom physicians commonly call the underserved, the working poor, the uninsured.
    In all, medical professionals - physicians, dentists, radiologists, nurses and others - devote thousands of volunteer hours each year, treating people in need, charging nothing because the patients have little or nothing to pay.
    In their volunteer work, medical professionals treat everything from toothaches to heart disease.
    Some volunteer on the staffs at places that serve people in need, such as St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center, 417 South Ave., run by Sister Christine Wagner of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
    Others see patients in their offices at no cost or at a reduced fee.
    Art Streeter of the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency says about one in 10 people in Monroe County does not have medical insurance, so volunteer medical professionals are vital.
    “Most of the physicians look at this (volunteering) as part of what being a physician is,’’ says Nancy Adams, executive director of the Monroe County Medical Society, a group of more than 1,700 doctors from Monroe and six other counties.
    “In the old days, it was just common practice (for physicians) to give back. That philosophy didn’t just go away because there are programs available to patients,’’ such as Medicaid and Family Health Plus insurance plans, Adams said.
    Making ends meet
    Hughes , who has not had a steady job for two years, recently took on temporary work for Superior Staffing Services, 26 Corporate Woods.
    It’s tough, says the Monroe Community College graduate.
    “I can’t even get a job at Wendy’s (after applying more than once),’’ he says, but “I feel good. I’m thankful to God.’’
    Though Hughes wouldn’t reveal his salary, he says he doesn’t earn enough money in his temporary job to pay a doctor.
    He helps take care of his mother, a breast cancer survivor who says even with Medicaid, she hasn’t seen a doctor in more than a year because she can’t afford to pay any percentage not covered by her insurance plan. Having Medicaid disqualifies her from pro bono services.
    Yet she was thankful that Mok examined her son, who otherwise would not have received treatment.
    “There isn’t many doctors that will see you if you don’t have insurance,’’ says Henrietta Hughes , 56. “There’s doctors, just out of the compassion and goodness of his heart, that will give his service or her service, and I’m very grateful to God.’’
    CORRECTION Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (NY) - Wednesday, June 16, 2004 Author: DC, Cynthia Benjamin, Staff
    Henrietta Hughes , 56, of Rochester has Medicare insurance. A story on Page 1F in the Our Towns section Wednesday described her health coverage inaccurately.​

    She's being held up as a victim of the recent downturn, but the facts are she's been on public assistance for years.