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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-02-11 09:47 AM
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Gov. Christie Thinks A Family Making $6,000 A Year Is Too Rich To Qualify For Medicaid
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Christie has proposed cutting Medicaid eligibility to absurdly low levels: from the current maximum income of $24,645 to $5,317 a year for a family of three /


Adults in a family of three that makes as little as $103 a week would earn too much to qualify for health care provided by Medicaid under a sharply curtailed program Gov. Chris Christie wants the federal government to approve this year, according to state officials and advocates briefed on the proposal.<...>

The Christie administration is expected to propose cutting the maximum income level of Medicaid from $24,645 to $5,317 a year for a family of three <...>

That is about a third of the poverty level, Castro said. That means that an uninsured parent working full time at a minimum-wage job wouldnt be eligible. A parent who works half-time for minimum wage wouldnt even qualify.

Unfortunately, the only way these parents can become eligible for health coverage in the future is if the parent applies for and is eligible for welfare, Castro added. That sends the wrong message.

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  -Gov. Christie Thinks A Family Making $6,000 A Year Is Too Rich To Qualify For Medicaid kpete  Jun-02-11 09:47 AM   #0 
  - And who wants this ogre to run for president?  northoftheborder   Jun-02-11 09:57 AM   #1 
  - Careful now...  butterfly77   Jun-02-11 12:53 PM   #14 
  - What is wrong with this dude's brain  demwing   Jun-02-11 10:01 AM   #2 
  - No he doesn't...  RevStPatrick   Jun-02-11 10:01 AM   #3 
  - So, in New Jersey, if you're making more than $4.85 a day, you're not poor  PurityOfEssence   Jun-02-11 10:03 AM   #4 
  - Since 1980, the Media Only Works for THEM  AndyTiedye   Jun-02-11 11:37 AM   #11 
  - The guy just (probably) spent $6K on a helicopter flight and state  jtuck004   Jun-02-11 10:09 AM   #5 
  - Says the man who used 6K* to go watch his son's baseball game  Wickerman   Jun-02-11 10:11 AM   #6 
  - ~6K, not his OWN $, but taxpayer $.  jtrockville   Jun-02-11 10:55 AM   #8 
  - really? how much did it cost the state for his little stunt with the helicopter and the car ride  ejpoeta   Jun-02-11 10:14 AM   #7 
  - Tough talk from someone who relies on Rotoraid to get to his son's baseball game!  KansDem   Jun-02-11 11:14 AM   #9 
  - Helicopter fuel ain't cheap. nt  MrScorpio   Jun-02-11 11:25 AM   #10 
  - What a horrid dumpsterfuck this piece of shit is.  TheKentuckian   Jun-02-11 11:41 AM   #12 
  - That's one way to make it useless for someone to find a job. (nt)  w4rma   Jun-02-11 12:41 PM   #13 

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