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Do you think if there wasnt medicaid.. People would have less children?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:16 AM on Mar. 22, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • No, people wouldn't have FEWER children if there was no Medicaid. They'd just skip out on the hospital bill.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:18 AM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • Never slowed people down before. As a matter of fact I think if you go back before medicaid (coincedentaly before birth control) there were MORE kids...LOL

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:19 AM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • medicaid wouldn't stop people from being irresponsible.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 AM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • Hrm. I think that a hospital bill is as easy to skip out on as any other bill an irresponsible person doesn't pay. You don't have to face the people you're "stealing" from.

    I think that if both parents of a child were each required to be 50% financially responsible for their child's clothing, medical care, food and shelter that there would be far fewer pregnancies.
    Avarah

    Answer by Avarah at 12:23 AM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • No. Medicaid just helps the people that are required to provide services regardless of ability to pay (such as L&D) get paid. Someone who is having children all will-nilly without a care in the world usually could care less about whether or not the bill gets paid.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:17 AM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • Yes I'm positive the population would absolutely dwindle!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 AM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • if there was no medicaid would the hospital refuse to see people who couldnt pay?
    mudgirl

    Answer by mudgirl at 1:45 AM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • I ditto 11:29.
    JackalsWife

    Answer by JackalsWife at 10:28 AM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • i think not only that but if there were less hand outs that people would have less kids . some people get pregnant for the foodstamps and crap . it is sad really .
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:41 AM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • i think not only that but if there were less hand outs that people would have less kids . some people get pregnant for the foodstamps and crap . it is sad really .


    eye rolling Yeah, cuz we all know people NEVER had children irresponsibly before all the foodstamps and crap...

    mizkaye

    Answer by mizkaye at 12:18 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

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