Wednesday, August 15

"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

"'You fall through the cracks and there's nothing you can do about it,' said the 52-year-old home health aide. 'It makes me feel like garbage, like the American dream, my dream in my homeland is not being accomplished.' 
"Many working parents like Pico are below the federal poverty line but don't qualify for Medicaid, a decades-old state-federal insurance program. That's especially true in states where conservative governors say they'll reject the Medicaid expansion under Obama's health law. 
"In South Carolina, a yearly income of $16,900 is too much for Medicaid for a family of three. In Florida, $11,000 a year is too much. In Mississippi, $8,200 a year is too much. In Louisiana and Texas, earning more than just $5,000 a year makes you ineligible for Medicaid."
pdxbound writes, "As Jesus said, 'Only provide help for the old and weak if enough wealth can be transferred. If the individual is without sufficient wealth, let them perish in obscurity and humiliation.' Amen."

This apparently comes from the GOP version of the Bible.

Is a $5,000 salary too much for Medicaid? (CBS News)