This is not to the OP, but to the people who don't seem to understand why people on Medicaid seem to be the ones that complain the most. I think I understand a little bit why people on Medicaid may be like this, and this is a generalization, so take it for what it's worth.
It's my understanding that people on Medicaid may be in that situation because due to their finances that may be the only insurance that is available to them, but I also know that in certain States people who have children with disabilities may have Medicaid for those children, regardless of the parent's incomes. Whether a patient is on Medicaid because of dire personal finances or because they are a child with a disability, neither of these conditions are what people would consider enviable. For the sake of argument, let's just deal with those individuals who have arrived at a point in their lives where they are on Medicaid because of their own poor choices in life, in that these choices have left them in dire financial straits.
I believe people generally do the best they can in life, period. One person's best attempt at making good choices may be quite different from another person's best attempt; the former may end up penniless and a drug addict, and the latter may end up a nurse, maybe even a happily employed nurse. I'm choosing a drug addict just to exaggerate a point, I'm not at all saying that those are representative of people on Medicaid.
Is the dead broke drug addict any less deserving of being treated with compassion than the (happily employed) nurse with a car to drive to work and a house to live in?
OK, what about those people who are not so far out of the mainstream (that anyone can easily observe), who are on Medicaid and do a lot of complaining? Yeah, it may be easy to put them down, but chances are they too are doing the best they can in life, and maybe they just are not at the best time in their life. So, how to feel about the complaining now?
In case anyone hasn't noticed, people who are in pain tend to complain, whether or not it is self inflicted pain. These people may not even realize that they are complaining, and may even deny that they are in pain, but it isn't easy at all in many ways to be poor, even in the USA, and even when it looks like there aren't visible signs of poverty. It is possible to appear to be financially OK even when a person is living out of a car, and some living out of their car may need to try even hard to appear middle class just so their soul doesn't give up entirely.
So assuming this is true, why would people on Medicaid complain MORE than people with other insurance? It's NOT because they feel so much more entitled, it is because they may feel that they haven't gotten a fair shake in life (which may or may not be true, and it doesn't matter which), or that maybe they've learned that "the squeaky wheel gets the grease", or maybe they've been put down a lot by people who don't like the fact that they are on Medicaid so the person on Medicaid feels shamed, and defensive, and feels the need to fight back, etc.
OK, obviously I've gone off on a rant, so since it seems acceptable here to say almost anything under the guise of a vent, that's what I'm doing. It really annoys me that it seems so many people have so little compassion or understanding about people who are either not well educated, or middle class financially, or able to help themselves in other ways...I guess that would put the very people who lack compassion into the un-educated and unable to help themselves classes, so I'll work on growing more compassion for all of you who fit into those categories. I'm not saying I'm a saint, but really, why is it so hard for some people to understand that people who feel disenfranchised may act out a bit?