Medicaid. Is it being abused? - page 28

Medicaid was a great idea when first introduced to assure that even the very poor could get quality health care. I just wonder when I see someone drive up in a newer car come up to the triage desk... Read More

  1. by   rph3664
    What about the fathers of all these children? OTOH, I've learned that if one parent is really dysfunctional, usually the other one is too. Much of the time, the father is in jail and the mom has moved in another ex-con to take his place.

    I have a friend who used to be a foster care caseworker, and one thing she never got over was how much those kids always knew about pornography. They would talk about porno actors the way other kids talked about regular actors, and they also knew a lot about sex toys as well. How a pre-teen would even know such things exist unless........you can probably guess.
  2. by   TraumaNurseRN
    Quote from rph3664
    What about the fathers of all these children? OTOH, I've learned that if one parent is really dysfunctional, usually the other one is too. Much of the time, the father is in jail and the mom has moved in another ex-con to take his place.

    I have a friend who used to be a foster care caseworker, and one thing she never got over was how much those kids always knew about pornography. They would talk about porno actors the way other kids talked about regular actors, and they also knew a lot about sex toys as well. How a pre-teen would even know such things exist unless........you can probably guess.
    exactly It's frustrating
  3. by   Christy1019
    wow.. so many topics going on in this post i don't know where to start lol. to the original topic, i totally agree that a ton of aid is abused, and to all the people that come up w/all the legitimate reasons people are on aid, we're NOT referring to THOSE situations! we're talking about the ppl that won't just buy benadryl OTC b/c they can get it free through aid, or all these teenage girls i get in the ED coming in for pregnancy tests instead of buying one for 10 damn dollars! Every day i see so many pts coming in for the most ridiculous complaints, give each staff member a diff. story for why they're there, constantly yell and complain at staff, and then basically sum it up that all they wanted was a snack pack and some air conditioning. it takes beds away from pts in need, and money out of the pockets of decent hardworking people, AND sheds a bad light on those truely in need of the help!
    as for the topic of teen sex.. i am SO sick to death of seeing 16yr olds coming in G 5 P 1 A4, abortion is NOT birth control! if i was smarter, had less morals, and could come up w/some way of secretly injecting birth control into people under 18 that wouldn't be a health hazard, AND i could get away with it.. i'd be the next bill gates lol . babies don't need to be having babies! and parents need to learn how to be parents again, kids need structure, NOT more friends!
    wow i sound like a bitter old lady @ 23 HA!

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