What Do They care? It's Not Their Money
From the New Hampshire Union Leader:
Healthy (college) Kids: A nanny for your slacker
HOW MANY 25-year-old college graduates would you say really need to go on the dole? If you answered, "all of them," you might be a Democrat in the Legislature.
House Bill 790, sponsored by Rep. Martha McLeod, would expand the New Hampshire Healthy Kids program, which is sort of a Medicaid for minors, to cover "young adults who are less than 26 years of age."
Healthy Kids was created "to make a needed and strategic investment in this state's human resources by taking advantage of federally created options to obtain additional federal financial assistance by expanding medicaid eligibility for low income pregnant women and children."
The bill does more than add "and young adults who are less than 26 years of age." It expands eligibility to families earning up to 500 percent of the federal poverty level. That's $103,250 for a family of four.
OK, these people are really starting to get on my nerves.
And by the way, the bill would cover non-New Hampshire residents enrolled in colleges and universities in New Hampshire. So the New Hampshire Healthy Kids program would give subsidized health insurance to some Dartmouth and UNH students from Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Gee, I wonder (not) how Ms. McLeod would have the state pay for this. I can't wait to see what new and exciting tax she's dreaming up in that little Marxist mass of gray matter taking up residency inside her skull.
What's left that hasn't been tried?
If this bill passes, the state will put middle-class families earning more than $100,000 a year on public health care assistance. That is outrageous. If anything, current Healthy Kids eligibility, already at 300 percent of the federal poverty level ($62,000 for a family of four), should be trimmed to make the program conform with its original mission: to subsidize health care for the poor.
But, don't you know? In George Bush's America we're all poor.