I graduate in two weeks with my Bachelors degree in Social Work, I have worked extremely hard for the last four years to provide for my family and so has my husband. Just to get me through school we have had to get services like medicaid and child care vouchers. My hisband and I do not have any health insurance because we did not qualify, however, my oldest son does because he was a preemie and has a ton of medical issues, plua my youngest child qualifies. Fortunately I was just hired full time as Teen Parent Educator under the Smart Start umbrella and I have great benefits after 90 day period!

Okay fast forward to today, I had to take my baby to the doctor, he has ear infection and conjunctivitis, and impentigo(sp), so they called in a prescription. When I went to Harris Teeter to pick it up, I told the pharmacist it may not be ready since it was just called in and I can come back and get it. He never spoke to me, greeted me or nothing, he just asked how was I paying for it. I said with Medicaid. He then took his preciuos time feeling the order, after 25 mnutes of just standig there waiting, I asked him was it close to being filled because I could just come back & get it. He just looked at me like I was crazy. Okay it is finally reday after forever, he then has the nerve to look at me and say " MY TAX DOLLARS IS WHAT PAYS FOR YOUR KIDS TO EVEN GET THIS MEDICINE, I DO NOT APPRECIATE YOU ASKING ME IF I WAS DONE YET, BECUASE I PUT YOU IN FRONT OF 3 OTHER PEOPLE AND THEY DON'T HAVE MEDICAID, THEY PAY FOR IT THE LEGIT WAY!. I could not believe this man, I said excuse me do you ahve a problem with me because my kids receive medicaid? You have no idea what my family has been through, you have no idea what my child has suffered in the hospital for 6 months fighting for his life, medicaid only put a dent in how much medical coverage we had to endure!. He replies" none of that matters, what matters is my tax dollars pays for people like you to have free insurance" At this point I am angry! I snatch my kid MEDS from his hands and tell him I will be calling corporate!

can you believe how he discriminated against me. By the way, my husband is white and he goes there all the time to get the medications and this has never happened to him not once. I called my husband in tears because I was in complete shock that this man had the audacity to say such a thing to me. I was never once rude to him, all I did was have medicaid for my kids.

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Apr. 22, 2011 at 12:48 PM

I don't believe this happened. I call BS.

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Apr. 22, 2011 at 1:41 PM



That is ridiculous!! Who did he think he was?? If you didnt get medicaid someone else would . I'd turn him in fast like. 

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Apr. 22, 2011 at 2:05 PM

I turned him in, and my husband called me and said action was taken, i do not know if he got fired but i believe corporate asked him to retire early, apparently his attitude has been very rude lately


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Apr. 22, 2011 at 4:24 PM

I totally believe it!

My aunt and uncle do foster care, and in doing so they recieve medical benefits, WIC, and a few other state paid services for the children they home. I went grocery shopping with my aunt a few weeks ago and the lady at the check out stand was a complete b*tch to her, told her, "I cannot believe you walk around with a nice purse and cell phone, in name brand clothes, but you cannot afford to buy your own food?" My aunt, bless her heart, smiled and continued on her way. I absolutely could not believe it!! But it happens.

Best of luck, that guy sounds like a real jerk!

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Apr. 23, 2011 at 12:53 AM

I'm sorry this happened! So rude...I'm glad you are going to complain! You SHOULD!!

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