Bush: Ease Benefit Process for Katrina Survivors President Bush announces a plan to ensure survivors of Hurricane Katrina receive federal benefits. The plan would provide access to services like food stamps, Medicaid and unemployment insurance to survivors who have lost their identification.
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Bush: Ease Benefit Process for Katrina Survivors

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Bush: Ease Benefit Process for Katrina Survivors

Bush: Ease Benefit Process for Katrina Survivors

Bush: Ease Benefit Process for Katrina Survivors

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President Bush announces a plan to ensure that survivors of Hurricane Katrina receive federal benefits. The plan is designed to provide access to things like food stamps, Medicaid coverage and unemployment insurance — even for those evacuees and survivors who have lost their identification.

In New Orleans, urgent calls by city officials — and dire warnings of toxic floodwaters — have led many residents who weathered the storm and the flood to leave their homes. A block-by-block search is under way in an effort to get the remaining survivors out.