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Sat Mar 26, 2016, 07:23 PM

Debunking The New American Way Of Life Article

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First off, the waiting list for Section 8 housing, even to get a voucher to play the system like points 1-5 is suggesting, is incredibly long. You'd have to wait years for that to kick in.

6: The Affordable Care Act does provide subsidies for lower income families, but only provides "Free" healthcare to incredibly low incomes. Even then, those on the plan still have to pay out for co-pays, hospital visits, etc etc. The girlfriend in question could possibly get the kids on a state Medicaid program, but, once that's done, the state will look to the father to see if he is getting insurance through his employer and would then force him to cover the kids through his plan, thus screwing up the plan for the father is this hypothetical scenario.

7. If there were a way for a single parent to go to college for free, I'd have had my PhD by now. There simply aren't any state or federal programs that do that. The best one could do is qualify for a Pell Grant, but such grants are not dependent on one's parental status. And, if we're to assume that the girlfriend in question is a stay-at-home mom, then how is she going to have the time to go to class?

8. A family of three (girlfriend + 2 kids) would qualify for a MAXIMUM of $486 in SNAP benefits. This assumes zero income, as Mr Tabb states that the girlfriend in this hypothetical scenario is a stay at home mom. In most cases, if a single mother applies for SNAP benefits, the state will go after the father for child support payments to the mother in order to reduce/eliminate her monthly benefit. So, the father in this hypothetical piece would be screwed.

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Algernon Moncrieff Mar 2016 OP
ghostsinthemachine Mar 2016 #1
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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 07:42 PM

1. Wrong on #6

My Healthcare is 100% free. No copays. They are paying for my operation next week and all my meds. Spent 6 days in the hospital and no charges. How it should be for everyone.

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Sat Mar 26, 2016, 08:26 PM

2. Hope you recover quickly

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