Working builds self-esteem. Every able-bodied adult ( not disabled or elderly) who is not already working, needs to be doing something for their taxpayer-funded benefits.
Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said the president supports measures that would help recipients “move up, move on, and move out” of the program, designed to help low-income Americans in her speech on Nov. 7 before the National Association of Medicaid Directors.
Verna said: “Believing that community engagement requirements do not support or promote the objectives of Medicaid is a tragic example of the soft bigotry of low expectations consistently espoused by the prior administration. Those days are over.”
Verma added that the program needs to give people “hope that they can achieve a better future for themselves and their families, hope that they can one day break the chains of generational poverty and no longer need public assistance.”
“Let me be clear to everyone in this room — we will approve proposals that promote community engagement activities,” she said.
“Every American deserves the dignity and respect of high expectations, and as public officials, we should deliver programs that instill hope and say to each beneficiary that we believe in your potential.”
Catherine McKee, a senior attorney with the National Health Law Program said: “Not only will work requirements impede access to health care coverage for individuals who aren’t able to work, but they will also create difficult administrative hurdles for the vast majority of individuals on Medicaid who are already working.”
This is how it should be. Able-bodied people would have to work or get job training and contribute to society rather than leech off of those who do work. There is no reason for able-bodied recipients not to work for the money they receive. Whose idea was it that they shouldn’t?
I can see that the ones who are totally unable to perform a job because of their health reasons…but people just laid off from work or between jobs…I see no reason why they can’t be performing some kind of job for receiving their funds! I believe people would have more pride in themselves if they still had some kind of job to do between being laid off or unemployed rather than take the money and do absolutely nothing for it!
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