Most people when they hear that someone is living off of Medicaid and/or Foodstamps or WIC automatically assume that the person is lazy and doesn't want to work. So they're living off the Govt. That may be the case sometimes but not always.
Take my case for example, my hubby and I are only 18 and in NY state unable to get normal insurance until we turn 19. Also we're under the required income limit for Family Health Plus b/c only he works full time. I'm unable to work b/c I'm on bedrest for my baby. What I'm tired of is those looks when I tell someone I have Medicaid. Those "you lazy scum bag" looks. It really annoying that people are so judgemental.
I also plan on getting WIC for the baby and myself. Isn't that just as awful? Well, no. Of course not. You have a baby to think of. Well, my baby is alive now and by having Medicaid and WIC, I'm keeping it that way.
Anyone have thoughts?
I don't judge because things happen and people fall are hard times and it's there is help out for a temporary time. There are some people who do take advantage of the system but it will catch up to them.
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