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Monday, March 12, 2007

The Low Bar of Expectations

An NY Times article on Sunday was sympathetic to US citizens who are being cut out of Medicaid because they cannot produce a birth certificate, passport or other form of citizenship. And these are US citizens, so it does not involve the issue of immigrants.
Medicaid officials across the country report that some pregnant women are going without prenatal care and some parents are postponing checkups for their children while they hunt down birth certificates and other documents.
The liberal money shots often invoke children. I am sorry but I have no sympathy for these people. Do we really expect so little of our population that requiring them to produce a birth certificate in order to receive the best health care in the US, funded by taxpayers who have crappier health plans if they have one at all, is too much to ask? How much of a nanny state have we become that we assume that adults are unable to produce basic documents?

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