aid

Task Force Report
Task Force Report
From editor's note: "Thousands of alcoholics every year, most of them on public aid, go thru the alcoholism treatment center at Northeast Community Hospital, a haven for welfare loafers and often a waste of time for patients who seek help. Conditions inside the hospital are described in this last article in a series by Task Force Director Pamela Zekman and reporters Jay Branegan, William Crawford and William Gaines." In order to research this story, reporter William Crawford posed as an alcoholic and was admitted to Northeast Community Hospital for "treatment."
By von Solbrig physician
von Solbrig Physician
The Tribune Task Force reports that one particular doctor at von Solbrig hospital performs a prolific number of tonsillectomies, often on several members of a family at once, in order to receive more welfare income.
Gets welfare cash
Task Force Report
From the editor's note: "A diffuse network of flophouse operators, ambulance companies and a "patient recruiter" help keep the beds filled with public aid patients at Northeast Community Hospital, the city's largest private alcoholic treatment center. In this, the third of a series, Tribune Task Force Director Pamela Zekman and reporters Jay Branegan, William Crawford and William Gaines take a look at the patient recruiting system."
At the End of the Road - Welfare
Woody Klein
In the fifth installment of the "I Lived in a Slum" series, Woody Klein writes about his experience trying to receive welfare aid during the month he spent living in New York City's worst slums.
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