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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 3 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:47 PM

I receive medical assistance.  I pay co-pays for scripts, dr visits.  I wish I paid for my insurance.  I could go to the dr I want, instead of someone that takes the Fidelis and then wait 6 weeks for an appt.

PS...I also WORK full time.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:48 PM

I agree. It's fkn BS.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Thought is was obvious.

Quoting happinessforyou:

Yup.... and your question is???


Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:50 PM
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That actually does piss me off. I work full time, single mom. My kid gets state health care and that's all we qualify for. Trust me, I am forever grateful for that. Its a priceless gift to us. But these bitches that have kids and don't work, don't do a damn thing to better themselves to get out of the system, they get child support, energy assistance, food stamps, cash assistance, daycare vouchers, healthcare, the fucking works!!!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:50 PM
Health care is a basic human right. Enough free money to have lobster for dinner and buy obscene amounts of junk food is not. I'd have no issue with food stamps if the amounts given were reasonable.
rosaleeandtwo
by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:51 PM

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. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:54 PM
I think free anything needs to go, poor people will either rise above or fall. Either way its not my problem people are poor.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2:54 PM
Dh and I both work full time and qualify for medical but not food stamps. Be mad I guess
beethann
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM


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. 

LilliesValley
by on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:02 PM

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 not 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.

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