Hurry up and die

Politicians are very liberal in their interpretation of “Christianity”:

TRENTON — 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.

If approved by the Obama administration, the change would affect only new applicants and virtually everyone in the program now would continue to receive health benefits, officials said. Children would continue to be accepted.

Nonetheless, advocates said it would eliminate a future health care avenue for thousands of working poor residents.

The state estimates that about 23,000 people in the coming fiscal year would be prevented from enrolling in Medicaid and New Jersey FamilyCare, a spinoff program for working poor who make slightly more than the Medicaid limits.

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, said Ray Castro, senior analyst for New Jersey Policy Perspective, a left-leaning think tank, who was briefed by administration officials. State officials confirmed the figure.

8 thoughts on “Hurry up and die

  1. Oh, lovely. At $103 a week, that’s $5,356 a week, just a bit more than the $5,17 maximum, So only a person on cash assistance could get Medicaid, and that only 5 years. Yup, the message is you don’t contribute to society so hurry up and die.

  2. Watch some of those BBC costume dramas of Dickens stories. You will see the future of America.

  3. Poorhouses. Mark my words. Forget nursing homes and prisons. Poorhouses will be the next decade’s big economic boom. They’ll come up with some politically correct, fancy sounding names but they will still be poorhouses.

  4. Yes but, the government is intrusive, right? Wait, I’m confused.

    Not really.

  5. That shameless porker Christie is driving up everyone’s medical premiums by singlehandedly raising health care costs through his self-indulgent obesity.
    Someone please arrest him immediately and feed him stale bread and water.

  6. I don’t know about anywhere else, but here in the south — Texas especially — so much of this whole thing is about denying aid to illegal immigrants. Here it’s all about the Mexicans. I live in central Texas, about 90 miles from Austin and Houston. We have a rapidly growing Hispanic population. Our local food banks’ donations are way down because people perceive their donations as going to Mexicans, who, are, in fact, the primary beneficiaries. Very sad, but I wonder if that’s the mindset in other regions, or is it just Republicans hating on working people? Or both?

  7. Oh, Christie just wants to make sure the rich remain taxed at very, very low rates.

    He’ll sell anyone down the river to achieve that favor for the MOTU’s. Not among or close to the Uber-wealthy? Hurry up and die.

    And your children won’t get education funding either, from his state government. And screw the NJ Supreme Court decisions which say the state constitution requires equal education opportunities which means equal funding. Christie says he isn’t sure Supreme Court decisions need to be obeyed…if they cost money, especially.

    Uh, what’s with these weird legal types in government lately? Obama as a pseudo-Dem seeing the Constitution as something malleable as far as his goals are and now this with Christie? What is going on in this nation?

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