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You’re just sayin what? That obesity is not a disease? That it should somehow be treated differently than stage 1 cancer or diabetes or all the other diseases covered by Medicaid?
Your prejudice says a lot…including that you are among those who still views obesity as a character defect and WLS as some cosmetic endeavor or luxury. I know I did not do this to look good. I did it to save my life! Raven is doing this to save her life! So are you saying that my life (which is covered by medical insurance) is worth more than hers.
I didn’t think so!
on 6/4/09 12:39 pm
Again... if you read the rest of the post you will see that....I apologized, and that I never cut down Medicaid or financial assistance. I am insupprt of medicare paying for WLS to get people back into the work force.
My problem was sitting on $8,000 while on food stamps. And I stand behind that! You have a right to disagree, but i have a right to express my opinion without anyone asking for it.
I have no words. Obesity is a medical condition. It may be caused by behaviors, but it is a medical condition. Just as lung cancer is a medical condition that can be caused by behaviors. So we shouldn't give chemo to people who smoke and happen to be on Medicaid?
Clearly, she doesn’t have $8,000. And from what little I know about her, she does the best she can. It is my sincere hope that as Americans we believe that people deserve a helping hand, not a reprimanding finger, when times are hard.
And just as you have the right to express your opinion, I have a right to counter it. When I feel like someone is wrong, I say it, which is what I did. And I will keep saying it. Food assistance, cash assistance, medical assistance, WHATEVER is there for people when they need it. I don’t get the point of telling someone they have a resource and then downing them for using it. That’s the part that I’m stuck on. Since you know so much why don’t you educate me on that—if Medicaid will pay for her surgery, why SHOULDN’T she use it? And why are you getting mad at her as opposed to the government who are the ones who made the rule that she could have the surgery on Medicaid? (For the record I don’t think anyone should be mad about that but I’m just saying. Your logic is faulty.)
on 6/4/09 1:00 pm, edited 6/4/09 1:01 pm
ETA: You are free to disagree, but If I had $8,000 in the bank and was getting food stamps, then I should not be on food stamps-that is all I was saying. Tuns out she did not have $8,000 in the bank. She herself stated if she did, then she would not need food stamps. That was my point.
i think she also mentioned do not flame her... this isn't a place to be judgemental or rude that wasn't what she was asking! Let's show some respect, if you're not going to answer the question and have something constructive to say follow the golden rule: IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY DON'T SAY IT AT ALL!!!
Sometimes I feel like I'm talking to my 2nd grade students!
He/she wasn't rude at all, nor did he/she say anything "not nice". I don't believe asking questions constitutes being rude.
Our Lady of the Holy Rollers
That's not a tiara. I just bedazzle my horns.
I have worked since I was 15 1/2 (I'm now 34) and was laid off from work at the National Stroke Association due to the economy. In those 18 1/2 years of work, I have paid my taxes just like you have. I also have a disablity. Gods forbid you or one of your family members ever have to go through what many poor people in our country have to go through.
So, the next time you become unemployed, don't apply for unemployment benefits you hypocrite.
and you know what? if you lose a whole bunch of weight, perhaps you will find a really great job!!! good luck to you!!! do not let all this negativity get you down!!!!
I dont need to feel better about myself. I'am well past that stage
Your unemployment $$$ comes from an insurance fund paid by your employer. I pay the same for my employees
I have had 3 strokes that enables me to apply for SS disability and those little "handicap tags"
Each wont offer me anything that will do me any good
And yes, I got real fat from to much stuff in the cake hole, it was that simple for me
On another note, my unemployment money (when I had unemployment money) did come from my employer's insurance, but I still PAID TAXES on it. Again, I recommend you taking a good hard look at your faith that you have mentioned. Do you follow Christ or do you follow your politics?
Where ddid u get the $$$ for WLS??
If you are on food stamps thats your business..hell if i could buy some i would