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Now that everyone below a certain income level will qualify for medicaid instead of just pregnant women

How many people do you think will not get married or will get divorced on paper and still live together so the wife and kids can get on medicaid and only have to pay insurance on one family member?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:29 PM on Mar. 23, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • As with every benefit, I don't doubt some people will take advantage of it. But I'd like to believe that most people would be more honorable than that... We'll see.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 6:32 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Hundreds.No.Billions.No. EVERY AMERICAN is going to decide on this brilliant way to get insurance.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:32 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • well, you do realize that people other than pregnant women have qualified for medicaid for a while now right? LMAO

    and Medicaid is based on household income, doesn't matter if your dating, married, divorced... if you live in the same house, his income counts. DUH other wise you're committing fraud.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:33 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • well, you do realize that people other than pregnant women have qualified for medicaid for a while now right?

    Only in extreme circumstances. Able bodied men do not qualify. Non-pregnant women do not qualify. If you are an adult without a legitimate disability you lied about one to get on it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:35 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Anon :32, you feel you can speak for EVERY AMERICAN, really? That's preposterous!
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 6:36 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • I think the worst part is that people actually believe that getting a divorce is a good option. Seriously you value saving money over your marriage?
    3_ring_circus_

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 6:36 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • What is the income level?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:38 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Seriously you value saving money over your marriage?

    Social workers around the country already dispense that advice to women who need assistance and can't qualify for it. It's not a new idea. Difference now is that Medicaid is required to take them and can't turn them down.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • "Only in extreme circumstances. Able bodied men do not qualify. Non-pregnant women do not qualify. If you are an adult without a legitimate disability you lied about one to get on it. "

    That depends on the state. In some states everyone under a certain income is eligible. That includes able bodied men and non-pregnant women.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 6:41 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • in 2014, if you make at or below 133% of the federal poverty level, you will qualify for medicaid.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:42 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

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