--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "feste37" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > I knew it would get around to this pretty quickly: the poor spend their money > on booze and cigarettes and on other stuff that they "shouldn't" buy. They > should really be more responsible, just like we are (who do not have to put up > with their privations). And as for the 1,000 dentists within a 50- mile radius who > would be happy to treat the "deserving" poor for free -- that's a good one! > Where on earth do you live, Shemp?
Arizona. > Is this another Texan fantasy? I've only been to Texas twice: once when I drove through the panhandle and then another time for a week when I was in Harlingen, Texas. > And who > decides who is "deserving"? Deserving would be someone who is NOT smoking cigarettes or drinking or otherwise wasting their money on frivolous things. > Do YOU have to prove you are "deserving" when > you get health care? No, because I pay my premiums. As for people who get Medicaid, they DO have to prove they are deserving of the program by showing what their income and net worth. If Bill Gates applies for Medicaid, he will be discriminated against and turned away because he has too much income and net worth to qualify for it ("economic status" is not a prohibited basis of discrimination for government programs, whereas bases such as "race" or "gender" are). > Do YOU have to prove you don't smoke or drink? Actually, YES I did because I am not on a group health plan (I'm self-employed and both drinking and smoking ARE used as criteria to determine the underwriting for acceptance to AND the table-rating for health insurance. > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <shempmcgurk@> > wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "feste37" <feste37@> wrote: > > > > > > Complacent advice given by those who have much to those who have > > little, > > > I'd say. I don't buy this romanticized "poor but happy" stuff. > > What's to be happy > > > about when your teeth are rotting and you can't afford to go to > > the dentist? > > > > > > > > > > Show me a person who can't afford to go to the dentist and I'll show > > you a person who is spending his money on beer, cigarettes or some > > other such thing that should NOT be a priority for consumption in > > his or her life. > > > > And after you weed out the 99 of 100 "poor" people that the above > > description applies to and you find the actual 1 of 100 that cannot > > genuinely afford the dentist, I would suggest to you that there are > > 1,000 dentists within a 50-mile radius of that person who will be > > more than happy to do pro bono work for that deserving person if > > they truly need it (and that's assuming there isn't a social program > > by the government that will pay for it). > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <vajranatha@> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > > On Feb 11, 2006, at 10:47 AM, authfriend wrote: > > > > > > > > > A minister of my acquaintance says there are two ways > > > > > to be wealthy: One is to have a lot of money, the other > > > > > is to have few needs. > > > > > > > > Yep, "live simply". > > > > > > > > > > ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Join modern day disciples reach the disfigured and poor with hope and healing http://us.click.yahoo.com/lMct6A/Vp3LAA/i1hLAA/UlWolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/