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Old 04-03-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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First, let's review the role and purpose of Medicaid:

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Medicaid is the United States health program for certain people and families with low incomes and resources. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the state and federal governments, and is managed by the states.[1] People served by Medicaid are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, including low-income adults, their children, and people with certain disabilities. Poverty alone does not necessarily qualify someone for Medicaid. Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with limited income in the United States.
Medicaid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Keywords: LOW INCOME; POVERTY; LIMITED INCOME

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A small group of states (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Utah) indicated that fewer than 30 percent
of all births were covered by Medicaid. The plurality of states (17) said that Medicaid covered 30 to 39 percent of all births in 1996. Another sizable group of states (16) indicated that Medicaid births accounted for 40 to 49 percent of total births. In another two states (Alabama and Louisiana), Medicaid paid for between 50 and 59 percent of births in that year.

http://www.kff.org/womenshealth/uplo...vey-Report.pdf

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Fully 40% of births are covered by Medicaid! Why in the world are so many American's having children they cannot afford? Whatever happened to family planning, to include ensuring access to funds and/or insurance that will help to cover maternity costs?!

When can we expect the citizens of the United States of America to reinstitute Personal Responsibility into their lives?

If you can't afford to have children, then you SHOULDN'T have children!

This is the height of personal irresponsibility in America, and it's disgusting!
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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Personal responsibility left the building a long time ago in this country.(FDR,LBJ et al.)
Let the excuses begin....
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Aren't you anti-abortion too though?. Which is it????. You have to pick one.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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Aren't you anti-abortion too though?. Which is it????. You have to pick one.
Ignorant premise. Try again.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Florida
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And all those anchor babies of the 14 millon illegals have while medical insurance for the working class Americans goes through the roof.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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And all those anchor babies of the 14 millon illegals have while medical insurance for the working class Americans goes through the roof.
Exactly right. What you speak of is the Elephant In The Room. Democrats have zero desire to address this issue because they perceive illegal immigrants to be future votes. Does it get any more treasonous?
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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If it helps keep the percentages low for abortions, I'm all for it. Would you rather they abort?
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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All the more reason to hand out birth control like it's candy.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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First, let's review the role and purpose of Medicaid:



Keywords: LOW INCOME; POVERTY; LIMITED INCOME

Now, lets review the evidence:




Now, the opinion:

Fully 40% of births are covered by Medicaid! Why in the world are so many American's having children they cannot afford? Whatever happened to family planning, to include ensuring access to funds and/or insurance that will help to cover maternity costs?!

When can we expect the citizens of the United States of America to reinstitute Personal Responsibility into their lives?

If you can't afford to have children, then you SHOULDN'T have children!

This is the height of personal irresponsibility in America, and it's disgusting!
When exactly was the time when poor couples gathered around their family budget spreadsheet and said, "Gosh, Marge, it looks like our cash inflow/outflow ratio is looking bad...we'd better not have sex and put our family planning on hold?"

Let's get real: poor people around the world have never at any time behaved this way. The sexual /gallon reproductive urge is the strongest urge in any living organism. I'm not saying that babies growing up in poverty is a good thing, but harrumphing about personal responsibility is not a serious approach.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:56 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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Poor people can't stop f-ing. Illegals come here and get benefits as soon as they drop one. Are you surprised?
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