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Medicaid Fraud by Healthy People.

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Review by enihsnus09 on 2012-06-10
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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK -- I am a New York citizen. I was born and raised in queens. I have two adult children whom were also born in New York, queens. I've worked all my life, giving my tax money to the government. When I lost my job in 2011, the government, in which I contributed to the unemployment plan, I was denied unemployment. My daughter who also contributed to the government by paying her taxes is not allowed health insurance.

Why is it that if you come from another country, you are allowed all the government benefits that are available. People, come to America, have babies and get rewarded with my hard earned money. They get free apartment, they shop at the market until the food in the cart is over flowing. And then when they get to the check out line, they pull out the food stamp, plastic credit card. Meanwhile, I am forced to shop on a budget. I work hard and it hurts that I am being forced to work for able body people who can also get a job and work and contribute to the government.
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2012-06-10
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-06-10:
It's like pulling teeth to get insurance from Medicaid. I was denied Medicaid when I was pregnant because I made 25 cents more an hour than they allowed for benefits. Then when I had the baby, I was given insurance, but then they found out I gave the baby up for adoption and denied me again. When I was unemployed a few years ago, I was only given $16 a month for food stamps. I guess the state figured that was enough since I was single with no kids. It's really not right how some people get more help from the state than others. I live in AZ and there are a lot of people here who were not born in America, but they came here and had kids and they are given assistance. I don't know the state laws in NY, but can you file an appeal for insurance? Good review. This topic has been one of my pet peeves for years.
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-06-10:
I don't understand your specific complaints.

On what grounds were you denied unemployment, and did you think you should have been eligible?

On what basis does you daughter feel she is eligible for health insurance, but is being denied it? Is this where the Medicaid comes in? What reason was she given for being turned down?
Posted by unhappy999 on 2012-06-10:
I know exactly what you're talking about. There are many illegal and legal immigrants in NJ who don't work and they don't have to because they get everything they need for little to no cost. They are the same ones that have fancy cell phones but their kids are getting free breakfast and lunch in school. Meanwhile, I know working people who hardly make enough money to get by and can't get assistance. My kids never got any free breakfast or lunch at school because instead of having a fancy cell phone and a big cell phone bill every month, I paid for my kids food. Also, I didn't keep having kids like a lot of families are doing these days.
Posted by jonthethird on 2012-06-10:
We are into our 4th generation of native born who have never held a legitimate job. When an immigrant arrives, part of their "education" is how to access all that our society has to offer. This has become a national scandal, especially in CA where the benefits are greatest and 30% or so of those on public assistance in the US live.
Posted by trmn8r on 2012-06-10:
Aside from the opportunity to bash immigrants with the usual barage of stereotypes, I'm interesting in knowing the details of the OP's inability to claim benefits they evidently felt eligible for. Or, maybe that isn't the point of the complaint.

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