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Old 04-11-2011, 05:25 PM
 
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So how are the two states different in the way public aid/medicaid/general aid/"handouts" (deservedly or undeservedly) are run and distributed?

Does Texas offer less or more?
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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If I'm not mistaken, federal "handouts" are controlled by the federal government, so I assume they would be the same in both states. I would guess that Texas is not a state one would come to seeking "handouts." Our government runs a bare bones operation, and I have little doubt the same can probably be said for our state's government assistance programs compared to a state like Illinois.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Anyone in the healthcare industry can tell you that Texas' Medicaid is one of the country's lowest-paying programs. As a result, there are very few doctors and healthcare facilities that take Medicaid. Here in Tarrant County (Fort Worth), there are NO orthopedic surgeons who take Medicaid. Also, to get Medicaid in Texas as an adult, you have to be either pregnant or disabled, and you have to have zero assets.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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So how are the two states different in the way public aid/medicaid/general aid/"handouts" (deservedly or undeservedly) are run and distributed?

Does Texas offer less or more?
since I am a salesman in the healthcare industry and have lived in both places, Texas is undisputedly more frugal than Calif. For example, Medi-Cal would cover a total of 6 Rx per month since 1994 and before Medicare Part D (2006) came into play. Texas only covered 3 Rx per month prior to Part D. Calif will also allow more people to qualify for its "share of cost" program, where a higher income person can qualify for Medi-Cal with monthly deductible. No such animal in Tex for Medicare-Medicaid recipients. Medi-Cal would even cover major dental work with prior auth, although that has changed due to poor economic conditions (and too many on the gravy train).
You would be hard pressed to find specialists that take Medicaid in Calif too. a friend in Orange Cty was trying to locate an orth surgeon for a medicaid recipient but had no luck.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:34 PM
 
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What about food stamps, section 8, and similar public aid type assistance? From my understanding, Illinois and California are moreso in the "red" because of the load these programs have on the state.

I'm just trying to get a feel for how Texas runs its aid programs.
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:36 AM
 
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You may want to stay in place. The local tax payers have paid more than enough for illegals and your types of offspring. Thanks for asking.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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You may want to stay in place. The local tax payers have paid more than enough for illegals and your types of offspring. Thanks for asking.
^^This is the attitude many Texans have. It is reflected in how we are so poor at taking care of the disadvantaged and it is also reflected in how we arrogantly tout our "fiscal responsibility" while simultaneously being 22 billion dollars in debt.

If you want welfare in Texas, start a corporation.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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Supposedly the "welfare checks going towards illegals" is usually aimed at California.
"oh oh anchor babies! oh oh welfare checks!! oh oh supposedly this is so important!"

Then again, there are those who say that Texas is another country, so the Federal government shouldn't be giving welfare checks to people of another country!
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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You may want to stay in place. The local tax payers have paid more than enough for illegals and your types of offspring. Thanks for asking.
Such hostility.

We make close to 400K per year, thank you but I don't need your handouts. I was just curious as to how Texas was different from Illinois considering we are seriously thinking of moving there.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Such hostility.

We make close to 400K per year, thank you but I don't need your handouts. I was just curious as to how Texas was different from Illinois considering we are seriously thinking of moving there.
why be concerned with those things then? I'd be more concerned with ways to spend leisure time, housing, schools, neighborhoods, allergies, etc. With the kind of $$ that you make, I'd bet that you could have your pick of states that you'd like to live in. If you choose Tex, welcome!
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