Here is the situation:
Dh and I got married after we had our first child...dh is a veteran who served 6 years and 3 tours over seas..when he got out we bought a house..we have three kids when our youngest was born ill a few years ago (still has many health issues) I gave up my career...a year ago dh was hurt at work since then we have lost our insurance through his job and workers comp pays very little weekly, I have been looking for work and still have not found anything...so we sucked up our pride and applied for food stamps and health insurance
We were denied insurance on us as adults so not understanding why because my friend who's income is higher then ours gets insurance on herself through the state I asked the case workers how come we were denied only to be told they don't go by income for insurance on adults they go by categories and basically since we're married we didn't qualify..
Now my friend is a single mom to one child, lives in housing, gets food stamps, free daycare and free health insurance, but her income is higher then our income right now and has a lot less bills..(been living like this for almost 9 years)
We're a family of five including a severely ill child, only get food stamps, own a house, struggling cause of dh being hurt at work...but because we're married we don't qualify, my friend because she is a single mom qualifies..
To me that don't seem right at all why punish us cause we did it right and got married?
It should go by income not categories!!!
Just needed to vent it's been a long year and I have had some health issues and have no way to go to a doctor :(