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Old 06-08-2019, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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I am planning to move to a very rural, very conservative part of America soon because the trends aren't looking good.
Close to 45% of national births are covered by Medicaid- 51% in rural areas. Medicaid is the bedrock of rural healthcare. Rural areas are often home to lower income and more medically needy people.

https://khn.org/news/medicaid-is-rural-americas-financial-midwife/
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:41 AM
 
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Most parents with children covered by Medicaid are employed. I process children’s medicaid applications at my county’s social services office.
They don't pay enough in taxes to cover the cost of their Medicaid coverage. They're a net drain on societal resources.
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:44 AM
 
Location: SGV
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Poor Team Red. If only their version of socialism were implemented freedom would flow like milk & honey.
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:45 AM
 
Location: SGV
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They don't pay enough in taxes to cover the cost of their Medicaid coverage. They're a net drain on societal resources.
"Societal resources"?

Marxisms this early on a Saturday morning?
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:52 AM
 
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Well, considering most of those rich don't pay their fair share due to the tax loopholes...
That's a soundbite myth. But before I post the actual data proving you wrong... What do you consider the "fair share" that everyone should pay?
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:59 AM
 
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"Societal resources"?

Marxisms this early on a Saturday morning?
Unfortunately, that's the system under which we currently live in the US.

From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs

It incentivizes eschewing personal responsibility, and that's exactly what has happened to large percentages of US society. Why be a contributor when you can be a taker?
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:01 AM
 
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And yet all other of the leading developed counties can supply universal health care. No Canadian woman has to pay for having a child in a Canadian hospital.I am aware that doctors and hospital administration staff aren't as rich here but the US rate of infants dying during or right after birth is higher in the US than those with universal health care, including Cuba.

Or perhaps letting poor women dying or banning poor people from having families or even being able to have sex are your preferred solution to a relatively simple solution?
Again with "Canada"... How many millions of illegal aliens are in Canada?
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:10 AM
 
Location: *
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Unfortunately, that's the system under which we currently live in the US.

From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs

It incentivizes eschewing personal responsibility, and that's exactly what has happened to large percentages of US society. Why be a contributor when you can be a taker?
I thought you appreciated Adam Smith?

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"The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities.”

― Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:23 AM
 
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I thought you appreciated Adam Smith?

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"The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities.”

― Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
Adam Smith was advocating for a flat tax. Everyone pays the same tax rate. Naturally, those of greater abilities and therefore greater income pay more as a result of their higher income being subject to taxation. I, too, am all for a flat tax. The rich would pay WAY more for access to the exact same government services as the poor, who pay little to nothing but get the same access to services/benefits anyway.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:26 AM
 
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And yet all other of the leading developed counties can supply universal health care. No Canadian woman has to pay for having a child in a Canadian hospital.I am aware that doctors and hospital administration staff aren't as rich here but the US rate of infants dying during or right after birth is higher in the US than those with universal health care, including Cuba.

Or perhaps letting poor women dying or banning poor people from having families or even being able to have sex are your preferred solution to a relatively simple solution?
I want free stuff too.

Where do I sign up?

I also love the dystopia that is being created in LA. San Francisco and Seattle. I am sure you like that too.
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