It is no secret that the state of our Healthcare system is a mess and that welfare is abused. Having people on welfare pay copays, even something as nominal as $1 office visits, $2 urgent care, $10 emergency room $10 ambulance rides would greatly help the state of things. When healthcare is free people don't use their judgement and use the ambulance as a free cab ride, they show up in the ED with minor issues that could wait until an urgent care or office was open. So people would not only make better choices, but would also use resources appropriately, & welfare would have more funds.
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What is "gumment insurance"? please.
IT's how some people pronounce government. Sorry. :)
As a healthcare worker I do know the difference between individuals on Medicare v those on medicaid. Healthcare workers do not look at them the same. You are right that this question is general and may lead less knowledgable people to group the two.
I pay over $7700 a year for medical insurance through my company insurance. That is about 2 months of my wages for a year. No one gets free stuff.
Quite a lot of people get free stuff. My concern with this question is the assumption that all of us who are on these government programs are getting it free and abusing it. Some of us can't work to earn extra $ to pay for it, either.