I am sick and tired of people getting all up in arms about people who are on medicaid and food stamps.
Personally, I could not have children with any prenatal care if I didnt have medicaid. DH and I own our own business and I got 6 seperate quotes for health insurance 3 months ago and for me, DD, and DH to have insurance would cost us $700 a month. Thats right PER MONTH. And then, I would still have co pays on top of that. Not everyone in this world works for someone else who pays for half of their health insurance. SO, what, we just arent supposed to have families because of the f*ed up way the health insurance/hospital relationship system works? Or maybe we just arent supposed to have prenatal care. Get off your high horse thinking that just because you have a job that you get health insurance from and you have a pay half or a little extra or whatever that you are more entitled to have kids that I am. And dont give me that "well my taxes pay for it blah blah blah" because guess what? My taxes pay for it too. And I have to pay a ridiculous amount of taxes as a small business owner. Ill bet that I pay more in taxes that someone who has a 40 hour a week corporate job does. (part of that is because I need an accountant that I cant afford...but whatever)
And by the way, Ill will be, or my kids will be on Medicaid until the governments provides universal (or something close to it) health care, because we will probably NEVER NOT qualify for it and why the hell should I pay $700 a month plus co pays when I qualify for health care from the government. These qualifications are made by people YOU vote for after all (you know, since most people who have such strong opinions about this issue are also the very people to tell me that I should campaign for a different person if I want to see change )
Ok. Im done, and I might delete this because Im really just mad that we people keep thinking that poor people dont deserve to have children.