Shaggy, do you have any idea what a small percentage of your taxes actually goes towards Medicaid? You're not missing any time away from your family to pay for Medicaid, and if you think you are, you're either paid literally pennies an hour or are seriously misinformed.
Consider it this way--medicaid and welfare funding have been slashed in the past decade. Have you seen even a minute drop in the amount of taxes withheld. Neither have I.
My taxes are taken out to go to a war that I don't support. At all. Do you see me saying that soldiers should be gracious to me for paying their salaries, travel and education expenses? Cuz, ya know, I can't opt out of paying for that.
This is the kind of stuff that makes me want to beat my head against the wall.
A patient who receives medicaid doesn't owe you anything-thanks, appreciation, respect, anything. They aren't indebted to you. Many of these people have paid taxes at some point. If you were to become unable to support yourself or your family, you too would be entitled to health insurance.
Careful you don't smack your head against your own clouded judgement when you fall off that pedestal.