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How in the world are we supposed to create a 'culture of life' when we discourage foster care and make life even harder for single parents?<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the cut in child-support enforcement aid would result in a five-year drop in collections of $6 billion -- and nearly $17 billion over 10 years.<br><br>
"They are now proposing policies that will cut child-support payments to single mothers who are struggling to provide for their children," said Rep. Charles B. Rangel (N.Y.), the Ways and Means Committee's ranking Democrat.<br><br>
Foster-care cuts of nearly $600 million would cease payments to children taken from the home of impoverished grandparents or other relatives who are not their parents, according to the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.</td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Under Barton's proposal, states for the first time would be allowed to charge some Medicaid-eligible children premiums and co-payments. Even children well under the poverty line could be hit with <b>drug and emergency-room co-payments</b>. The states would also be freed from early diagnostic programs currently required under Medicaid for children just over the poverty line.</td>
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So, a child who is having a severe asthma attack would not be able to get life-saving medication if his mom can't afford the $30 co-pay?!?!?!<br><br>
Or a newborn who needs life-saving treatment/medication?<br><br>
I just don't understand how people can be so heartless. Ugh.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Cuss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cuss"> I just don't know what else to say...
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>MamaInTheBoonies</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">So, a child who is having a severe asthma attack would not be able to get life-saving medication if his mom can't afford the $30 co-pay?!?!?!<br><br>
Or a newborn who needs life-saving treatment/medication?</div>
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No, they'd get the treatment, but the mother would be billed.
 

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Geeze this really ticks me off, and on a personal level: My sister is a single mother to my two month old nephew who is on medicaid/medicare and he has a heart condition and *needs* his heart meds or will die<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"> jerks, yah let's just take the basics away from babies and children, some culture of life indeed. Oh yah that's right, that was just a ploy to get suckers to vote for repubs who otherwise wouldnt becuase they would otherwise know the repugs would screw them over too!
 

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Okay.. this sucks. I'm one of those "poverty" and "disabled" people... we already get close to nothing and now they want to take that away too??
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">No, they'd get the treatment, but the mother would be billed.</div>
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But if the bills rack up at the clinic, the clinic can deny you, so then you are left running to the ER every time and then you rack up that bill...see, it's a never ending cycle of poverty.
 
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