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Old 03-10-2011, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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Texas isn't the best place for anyone on social services as the state doesn't typically support them with state budget. In actuality the state is overwhelmingly anti-social service.

You might check out North Carolina. The towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro are good places to look as they offer a low cost of living, excellent health care via the Duke or UNC Hospitals complexes, walkability, FREE PUBLIC TRANSIT within Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Triangle Transit offers a Chapel Hill to Duke U Med Center route, and a liberal population that supports social services for the disadvantaged and plenty of assistance is available. The area has a moderate four season climate and low temperatures are rarely severe. It is my understanding that those on Medicaid are accepted at UNC Hospitals and any unpaid balance is eligible for write-off as a "Charity Case". World-famous Duke University Medical Center which is just up the road in Durham provides the same type of exemptions minus the residency requirements which might be your best bet for immediate care.

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Old 03-10-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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[quote=kyle19125;18218497]Texas isn't the best place for anyone on social services as the state doesn't typically support them with state budget. In actuality the state is overwhelmingly anti-social service.


I DO apologize for not knowing how to do the quote thing correctly.

kyle - can you please tell me where you got that Texas info from? I would really like to see a rating of the states kind of thing and I searched for it but found none.

Thanks for the NC info. I sure would prefer someplace that just didn't get the cold that the NC cities get.

Anyone else who can furnish some firsthand info would sure be appreciated, too.

Please keep it coming, folks thank you
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Miami
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And there are no replies, proving my suspicion that this site is weighted toward the more well to do among us, and there are too many realtors making decisions about the site, as well. Sorry, but this is how alot of us less fortunate feel. City-data is still a good site, real helpful. But I see responses by realtors that seem to be putting down people who speak negatively about some of their cities. Negative speak doesn't encourage home buying. However, we all need the truth. Very good site over all.
As for the question, I am not that informed, but generally, from my experience smaller cities/ towns are less expensive, unfortunately, you pay a premium for warmer climes, but do check out Florida, Texas, desert areas elsewhere where there are smaller towns. I hope some more informed people answer your queries. We all age, and health problems can happen to anyone. Your questions are most pertinent to most of us.
Adreana
Just a comment on Florida (since I live here), make sure you avoid SOUTH Florida. Very expensive. The northern Fla towns can be affordable, but have a high unemployment rate. But if you are on disability and don't need to search for full-time work, def consider northern Fla.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I live and work in Texas... in Houston to be exact. (Came here from the NE) The weather is definitely friendlier, the cost of living is much, much lower and we have the Medical Center here which is one of the best in the world. You have it all right here. You don't necessarily have to live in Houston, there are a lot of nearby areas that are just as wonderful. I'm not sure about the low-cost health care right off the top of my head but once you make a decision about moving here that's something we can also look into. I'm so sorry for all you're going through, life can be very challenging sometimes when we least expect it.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:20 PM
 
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Texas isn't the best place for anyone on social services as the state doesn't typically support them with state budget. In actuality the state is overwhelmingly anti-social service.


I DO apologize for not knowing how to do the quote thing correctly.

kyle - can you please tell me where you got that Texas info from? I would really like to see a rating of the states kind of thing and I searched for it but found none.

Thanks for the NC info. I sure would prefer someplace that just didn't get the cold that the NC cities get.

Anyone else who can furnish some firsthand info would sure be appreciated, too.

Please keep it coming, folks thank you
city data has information about cost of living - just look at the site proper "city-data.com" and type in the city you want to research. C-D frequently references Sperling's best places, which is a bare bones demographics aggregator by zip code, and has a cost of living feature.

Best of luck to you - random turns of fortune are rough, NONE of us are prepared for them, especially these days. I wish you the best, and hope you let us know how you make out.
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:19 AM
 
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Texas did NOT expand its medicaid, so if you need medicaid for your health care, texas is out.
you have to RESEARCH, not ask on this site, because nobody knows what your looking for and need better than you. you say your broke and ill. well, you dont say how broke or how ill, or if youre on disability already, or need to apply, or if you drive, or need public transportation. can you take the cold, the rain, constant heat...altitude, breathing problems, do you need to be around people or want to be away. there are endless nuances that you have to ask yourself first.....then figure out what you NEED vs what you like. there are affordable cities in every state. but not every state has good social services. or transportation. or <fill in the blank> i live in richmond, va....it sucks in everyway imaginable unless youre a yuppie who transplanted here for a great job and live in the rich 'burbs. the rest of us live in a ghetto of filth and crime, and an apt is $800 a month, no expanded medicaid, no SNAP for anyone who doesnt have kids or has $1500 to their name...so, there is a huge homeless population. i came from miami, another dream come true, if youre poor. basically, if youre poor, your life is going to suck. you can change your location, different trees, different insects, weather, accents, demographics, but your life will not be great. none of us living a poor life are happy, and where all over the country.
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