we get a lot of medical assistance and government benefits when we are in need of them and while not a perfect system – I feel completely blessed to have access to them when I need them.
I sure would not feel bad in the least is there was a medical benefit available for my youngest and I accepted the assistance – that is what it is there for. Her medical bills are overwhelming at times but we are blessed that most is paid for through our taxes and if we did not have drug insurance, there is assistance for that thank goodness. One of her meds is 5K per month and when she was on growth hormones, that was another 7K every 3 months. There is even a scholarship available that she can apply for with her medical condition – we are going to apply for that as well…It would be leaving money on the table to not take all the opportunities available for her to succeed.
It is taking a hand up not a hand out. Healthy people = productive people.
BTW…My three bundles of joy (when they are not hormonal) are all from China as well.