Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
For years, Obama opened the door to Medicaid and padded it with every Tom, Dick, and Jamie. It is time for people who can work should participate in the work load. That’s life.
What is wrong with people volunteering to help cities and schools if they are able and receive Medicaid.
Medicaid is a 1960s-era Lyndon Johnson anti-poverty Great Society government program that provides free health insurance (as well as benefits not normally covered by Medicare, like nursing home care and personal care services) to low-income adults, their children, and people with disabilities, totaling 74 million recipients in 2017. Jointly funded by the state and federal governments, Medicaid is managed by the states, with each state currently having broad leeway to determine eligibility. Although states are not required to participate in the program, all have since 1982. Medicaid recipients must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.
The Affordable Care Act, i.e., Obamacare, significantly expanded bothfederal funding and eligibility for Medicaid, to include all U.S. citizens and legal residents with income up to 133% of thepoverty line.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) determines the poverty thresholds, updated each year by the Census Bureau…
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