Is Medicaid abused? YES
Can citizens who have temporarily fallen on hard times qualify for it- often not.
Can women come from anywhere in the world and give birth and have their child qualify for the best in medical care,PT,OT,medications,home health,DME, transportation to and from appointments? YES
My son who made $8000 one year and ended up with a $12,000 hospital bill could not receive one cent worth of "free" anything- monthly RX was over $250. They continue to pursue him to the ends of the earth for money even years later. The hospital has a religious foundation, but couldnt see fit to reduce the bill through charity for a 23 year old male who couldnt work at the moment because he made 8K the previous year.
Same hospital,family brings in a non resident alien family member who receives inhouse care for several weeks- they go home with bill forgiven,free meds and DME and home health visits.
I see this stuff on a daily basis. If you know the system, it is very easy.Why live in a third world nation when you can come here and live even without official documentation and enjoy what everyone else has to work for for free?
Just keep those babies coming......