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Why is Everyone so pissed off about Food Stamps but Not Healthcare?

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how come everyone gets so pissy about food stamps but not pissy about people receiving FREE healthcare? I don't care the peolple who don't work get free food. Doesn't bother me one bit. What does bother me is that my husband works his ass of and we pay out the ass for healthcare each month and then on top of that each year and then each month for my prescribtions. But people who don't work, EVERY damn medical thing for free. 

by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:16 PM
Yes, Obamallama started healthy are for those with low incomes.


Quoting Anonymous:

Because their favorite president believes in it...

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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Kool Smiles aka Small Smiles have lawsuits on them for Medicaid fraud. Speaking of hospitals, $750 to sit in an ER room for THIRTY minutes. That's $1500/hr just for the room!

Quoting T-HoneyLuv:

My son and many others NEED healthcare to survive. You should be angry at the Drs who committ Medicaid fraud, the insurance companies for their outrageous cost of medications, and the fact that a Dr or Hospital can charge 500.00 for a fucking finger stick blood test. There is SO much wrong with our healthcare system.




Quoting beethann:


Quoting Angelicembrace:

*shrug* all honesty I feel healthcare is a human right, and it shouldn't be at the cost of huge amounts of debt.

But food is a basic nessessacity, we need it to SURVIVE. we don't need healthcare to survive. Especially when some are going to ER to get a damn pregnancy test. or stupid little shit like that. 


StrawberryCool
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:18 PM

i have insurance through my mom and through medical assistance. 

because I NEED IT.  

without the medical assistance my meds would be 600

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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And food isn't? I think food is far more a human right than free healthcare.

Quoting Angelicembrace:

*shrug* all honesty I feel healthcare is a human right, and it shouldn't be at the cost of huge amounts of debt.

rosaleeandtwo
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Michigan.  There may be some that get everything free, but if you are working at all I think (at least from what I've seen and read) that you will either have some kind of co-payment or fees.  A GF of mine pays $120 a year plus co-pays for her DD to be covered through the state.

Quoting beethann:


Quoting rosaleeandtwo:

Oh they get pissy about healthcare too.  Free or reduced lunches, WIC, earned income credit, any form of free healthcare, etc. 

People who dont work dont get every damn medical thing for free.  They get (at least here) the basics.  And its not always free, and they are often working their asses off too.  What's more, healthy people have a better chance at being contributing tax payers than unhealthy or sick people.  So it just makes sense IMO to have access to affordable healthcare. 

Where do you live?

when I was 18 and had my first son I had to be on welfare. I got free medical. EVERYTHING was covered. I even got a free breastpump from my health insurance compnay. we now pay to the same health insurance company through DH's work and we get none of the same benefits. I just think it is ass backwards. 


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:20 PM

We chose a different health plan this year. Our deductible previous years was huge and the plan just sucked. We are paying an additional $100 for this one, so I am really hoping it is worth it. Ugh.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:21 PM
I'm annoyed that the new laws state my insurance has to pay 100% for a breast pump for me but my insurance is refusing.... Yet I heard Medicaid pays for one ?
Bigmetalchicken
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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Because people are not standing outside the doc's office trying to sell their free healthcare for 50 cents on the dollar?

LilliesValley
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Yeah, I know, and when I was even worse off (like being 31 and using a walker and almost in a wheel chair) I was filing and ready to do it but that damn pride thing gets in the way. I'm 32 now and (will be 33 in March) and I feel good that I didn't go through with it. If I get really bad again yes, but it's not necessary at this point. I keep pushing myself hoping I'll find the right thing to get me back to full time, but I'm really happy with where I am.

And I just think I don't want to take that away from someone else who may need it more. I'm not trying to be selfless here because it gives me purpose every day that if I knew that money was coming in from SS I might not have that same push and drive. I don't want it to seem like I don't want insurance, because I do. I know with the Obamacare I have a better chance of this now, and so I'm waiting to see what this next year brings. Hopefully health insurance! Yeah!

Quoting Anonymous:

You can still get disability while working part time and would open you up for some kind of medicaid, at the very least. I'm sorry your in this position :/

Quoting LilliesValley:

Fixed on page 2. Sorry, I just kind of type and check my spelling, will try to remember that! LOL!


Quoting Anonymous:


Paragraphs would be nice so I can read what you wrote. It really hurts the eyes.


Quoting LilliesValley:


Well we don't have any health insurance. We don't qualify for medicaid or anything (because we supposedly make to much $2000 a month and I have pre-existing conditions so paying for health insurance out of pocket is not an option. My husband works full time currently but has part time status, basically they're nice enough to give him 40 hours. He doesn't get paid for holidays or anything. When I got sick 2 years ago I worked for a year and then had to take FMLA and then couldn't go back. Currently I work part time, but I'll never work full time. I could have applied for disability, but I want to work part time (Honestly I want to work full time but again can't). My hubby is a vet so we have no worries for him but he wasn't career so my daughter and I don't have health insurance. I'm looking forward to being able to get some sort of health insurance this year with Obama care. I know this program isn't a grand thing for everyone but for me and mine it is nice. If I wanted private health insurance it was going to be $600 a month with my conditions. It's just not possible. I have no been able to afford medications since I lost my health care benefit last January, so no scripts or nothing. All things considered I'm doing pretty well, but would I love to have insurance absolutely. For some people they need those medical benefits as much as they need food. I get a certain amount of pride out of the work I do, even if it is part time and I know others do too. Not everyone gets EVERY medical thing for free. My cousin is on disability and pays over $2000 a month in prescriptions. Because of a new medication that she needs to be on that is soon to be $3000 a month. That's kind of insane. She has her monthly plan that she's in and the government helped to get her in to it but she still has her responsibilities for monthly premiums, deductibles and co-pays. I worked for a pharmacy, well one for 5 year and another for 3, and I rarely saw anyone who did not have a co-pay. If they did they had usually hit their maximum out of pocket. Were there a few people on medicaid that didn't have a co-pay, yes, but that became more and more rare. I did have a lady driving a Cadillac, with hair and nails done, coach purse and wallet and brand name clothes come through (drive thru) and complain about her $3 co-pay one time. That I will admit irritated me. Even working at the pharmacy my co-pays were never that low. There's just no set rules that will work for everyone and I know if you have something but you are working REALLY hard for it, it does suck when it seems like some people are getting something for nothing and taking advantage of it. I've been upper middle class right down to where I am at now which is poor and I've seen a lot of sides and had varying opinions over the course of that time. From what I see the majority of people on assistance need it for a certain length of time and get on their feet and our grateful of the time they had on PA but don't want to go there again. Again, not everyone is like this, but I never thought I would get a sick as I did or ever not work full time. Never thought I'd have to go to a food pantry for food or take money from my parents hoping to pay it back when I can. Things happen that we can't always control or plan for. could I have planned a little better, certainly. It would be vain and ignorant of me to say otherwise. Have I come a long way, absolutely.




 


angevil53
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:25 PM
Ok i think there should be copays for all of this. And if the er doesn't deem it to be emergent they should send you away. No one should be allowed to go in for cold pg test or things like that. It's ridiculous.


Quoting beethann:


Quoting Angelicembrace:

*shrug* all honesty I feel healthcare is a human right, and it shouldn't be at the cost of huge amounts of debt.

But food is a basic nessessacity, we need it to SURVIVE. we don't need healthcare to survive. Especially when some are going to ER to get a damn pregnancy test. or stupid little shit like that. 


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