I receive medicaid, and so does my daughter. I do not receive it for free. I pay a premium twice a year, and I have co-pays for ALL of my meds. I look at it as a form of medical insurance for low-income people. Why do many consider it "public assistance"?
The same with section 8 housing. It is NOT free housing. It is a program that pays a portion of your rent based on your income. It is NOT determined by how many children you have, as a lot of people believe.
WIC is a nutrition program that many middle-income, working-class mommies qualify for.
Why are these programs considered "public assistance"?
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 3:29 PM on Sep. 3, 2010
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Answer by erinwhitt at 3:22 PM on Sep. 3, 2010
it is considered public assistance because the money that medicaid uses to pay for he other half comes from tax payers i think
Answer by cielo1 at 3:25 PM on Sep. 3, 2010
Because it is funded by taxpayer (aka the public) dollars.
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