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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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beethann
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:25 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

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 ?

yup. Medicaid pays for one.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:27 PM
I understand all too well. Just wanted to make sure you knew. Gl hun

Quoting LilliesValley:

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.






 



Anonymous
by Anonymous 15 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:28 PM
Total bullshit. I'm trying to find out how to force my insurance to follow the law.

Quoting beethann:


Quoting Anonymous:

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 ?

yup. Medicaid pays for one.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 16 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:29 PM

It all depends though.  I think all people should have to pay into their healthcare.  We pay out over 10k a year for our family plan.  I think it should be income based though.  The problem that I see is more people making poor choices because they know the government will bail them out.  If they did not have that security, maybe they would not be quick to get preggo long before they could emotionally and financially support a child. I grew up in the 70s and getting on welfare was never, ever even a thought. I do believe people need healthcare though. Without it, tax payers will continue to pay for non insured people everytime they get sick or have an accident.  I can't tell you how many people are ignorant to think they do not need insurance, they are DEAD wrong.  Personally, those that can affford to insure themselves, but would rather have fancy things instead of insurance, they should not be helped when something bad happens.  It sounds mean, but people need to learn that some things are more important than having the latest I phone. I was actually bashed about my 'good' choices, such has having health insurance, retirement and a paid off home.  Some welfare mom told me I would have more money in my pocket if I did not have all of these things.  That is the mindset of the welfare queens though.  Think about now, not tomorrow, and the government will bail me out.  Time to put a stop to ALL of that.

Lizard_Lina
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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Just because it needs repeating


Quoting wkukid:

Honestly, I don't think anyone should get anything for free. 


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Not_A_Native
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I don't like any of it.

I am against food stamps, because you can buy so many convenience foods.  I'm all for giving FOOD - the basics. Meat, veggies, fruit, rice, beans, milk.  NOT hamburger helper, spaghettios, frozen pizza.  And certainly not sodas, or juice boxes, or other expensive-per-serving stuff.

littlelamb303
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:35 PM


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. 


YES, docs and hospitals are to blame for scamming.  3000k for an MRI in the ER after a car accident.  35k for a less than a week stay in the hospital.  I even caught my dd's psych. scamming my insurance company .  Her dr. was charging for me and her, even though I was not a patient.  We have serious issues with healthcare in this country and the blame is on the entire medical community AND private insurance companies.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 17 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:36 PM

We qualify for foodstamps but not medicaid. I am great at couponing, doing sales, bargining with local farmers and such to save money on food. Health care costs though is a joke. I have a heart condition and am suppose to have check ups twice a year and be on medication. I haven't seen my heart doctor in 3 years. My daughter had her first seizure last year and was in the hospital for over a week, part of that in ICU. There is no reason for the cost of simple tests to be so high except for people to line their pockets. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 16 on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:38 PM


Quoting Not_A_Native:

I don't like any of it.

I am against food stamps, because you can buy so many convenience foods.  I'm all for giving FOOD - the basics. Meat, veggies, fruit, rice, beans, milk.  NOT hamburger helper, spaghettios, frozen pizza.  And certainly not sodas, or juice boxes, or other expensive-per-serving stuff.


I agree there needs to be an overhaul and cuts need to be made.  It should be run like WIC(although I think WIC needs to go) and people should only be allowed to buy healthy food, a limited amount of milk and the rest water. NO soda, chips or sweets.  If you want that, pay for it yourself

goodmama85
by Diamond Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 3:42 PM
Yea ya know.smdh

Quoting Anonymous:

I never see anyone complain about the money spent on war but will shit bricks when they hear about someone receiving government assistance. Guess it is ok to go blow people up but not ok to feed someone.

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