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I got this comment from Sandi, and could not believe it:
This patient takes the cake.
I normally do a fair amount of grumbling over how much stuff is paid for by Medicaid, but this time I had to be proud of what was not covered…
A lady came in with a prescription for Clomid. I did not ever in a million years expect she would be on Medicaid, so I had to look twice and still ask her if she had a new insurance card. Nope, she really is on Medicaid. Then she was just downright surprised that Medicaid would not pay to get her pregnant! Yeah, sure, why don’t you bring a few more into the world…on us. Not.

For those at home: Clomid = Makes women have babies. Just don’t stand downwind of a guy, you might become his baby-momma.
Sandi, you showed restraint unknown to those of us in retail. I personally would of called up the doctors office and asked them why they were writing a fertility drug to a patient that obviously could not take care of her self, but for some reason thought that bringing a child into the world would magically make her problems go away. What kind of dipshit retarded doctor would write for this? Oh, one of those “Everyone has a right to a family, blah blah blah”. Yeah, you pay for that fucking kid so we don’t have to.
I would of just told her it wasn’t covered, and if she asked if I could call the doctor to get it changed or get a prior auth, I would just say “If you cant afford this medication, how can you afford a child?”. Tough questions, tough love, only here on the angrypharmacist.
What i’m most surprised from this story, is that there really is an infertile welfare female out there. I thought that the cure all for infertility was to just go on welfare. In no time you’ll have one on each tit and another in the oven.
Yes, i’m going to hell. Straight to hell.

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Comment by Chicky on 2007-01-19 04:40:05 -0800 #

Our store had a guy argue with us one night because his state aid insurance wouldn’t cover his Viagra. It was all I could do to not tell him simply “the state doesn’t want you breeding” and hang up on him.

Comment by Lily on 2007-01-19 15:49:04 -0800 #

Several years ago there was a woman in Dallas who had multiples. Yup, you guessed it, they were a product of fertility drugs and were birthed at the county hospital. He was a waiter, she had to stop working at some point during the pregnancy. They were, you got it, on medicaid. Needless to say, I was enraged. I don’t have any yard monsters so why should I support your “right” to have *multiple* kids you can’t afford!
Also, some religions make it a moral imperative to reproduce I have to believe that is why some idiots do it.

Comment by anonymous on 2007-01-20 02:34:09 -0800 #

OK, so this has to be the greatest website for us. I howl when reading some of these entries. My god, at least I know I am not going to hell by myself but I will have some company when I arrive!! Sometimes I feel guilty at how I feel and wonder if other professionals feel this way too or is it just our profession??? I have been doing this for 28 years now and the older I get the angrier I get, it seeems
Enough said about that> ok, so I have the greatest job, right working 8-4:30 M-F no nights, no wknds , no holidays……sure, NOT………….oh yeah, that part is great but I
fill rx’s for an infectious disease office………almost EVERYONE has mcaid/care, very few private insurance. So, these guys have all been taking Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and our wonderful gov’t has been paying for them to F___
around and spread more diseases in an already disease ridden overly promiscuous population….
So in rings the new year and whoops, no more govt
subsidized pills so for the last 20 days I have been hearing the same sob story over and over again. WHat do you mean I can’t get my Viagra anymore???? What part of NO don’t you understand
MF______R. Now these guys got thier meds like clockwork every month and all of a sudden they have to pay for it………………guess what,all of a sudden they are doing without……hmmmmmm, I’ll take it if it’s free but no way do I HAVE to have it ,if I have to pay for it.
As I listen to my tech tell them their insurance will not pay, I stand in the corner and snicker and say hahahahaha………I am going to hell!!See you there!!!

Comment by Vicodinfairy on 2007-01-20 10:54:19 -0800 #

My personal philosophy: You go on Medicaid, you get an IUD. Period. You can’t support yourself, you can’t support a child. If you get a job and your own insurance, the IUD comes out. You lose said job, back in it goes. I have no tolerance for people who think they have a right to have children. If you can take care of them, cool, go ahead and procreate. If not, forget it.
Yup, straight to hell

Comment by Pemily on 2007-01-20 17:57:01 -0800 #

Ever heard of endometriosis? No course not, youre not a doctor lol.
If a girl had endo, which can be disabiling, I could see her point in trying. 1. sooner the better 2. pregnancy often kicks endos ass. Becoming pregnant used to be the main offerings for treatment but women who have been horribly disabled by endo changed that.
Anyways, mighty pharmacists dont know it all, which is why we have doctors.

Comment by Fukstain on 2007-01-20 23:45:51 -0800 #

It’s too bad you’re mother did not decide to self abort. The world would be a better, happier place today.

Comment by Yamosh on 2007-01-21 05:54:38 -0800 #

Yah, I can totally relate to your frustration.
I come from Singapore where the older generation civil servants on pension schemes have their healthcare expenditure 100% paid for by the government, with tax payers’ money of course.
Irritates me to no end when patients come and collect tons of ketoprofen patch and not pay a single cent for it. What’s worse is some of them will go to different consultants asking for half a year’s supply from each of them, and then sell their loot to the public for quick cash.

Comment by RJS on 2007-01-25 19:52:02 -0800 #

What’s equally irritating is when you see people on medicaid drive off in a BMW after refusing to pay their copayments because “they can’t afford it.”
Fuck that, and fuck you. I fucking hate Massachusetts sometimes, knowing that my fucking taxes are paying for their fucking bullshit. Seriously, what the fuck.

Comment by JMT on 2007-01-25 21:12:14 -0800 #

So, people on low income shouldn’t be allowed to breed ?
Interesting viewpoint.

Comment by Doctor X on 2007-01-26 03:09:19 -0800 #

There are many differences between pharmacists and physicians: your post and your comments highlight the big ones.
Physicians work as hard as they can to not judge our patients based on race, income, gender, sexual orientation or sexual preferences. We learn NOT to make rash assumptions. We know that the superficial appearance doesn’t always tell the whole story.
You’ve now gone and made pharmacists look like every other whiny, catty, self-rightous, ignorant retail clerk. Congratulations. The more that the general public reads work like this, the faster you’ll lose the title of “Most Trusted Profession”. I’d never set foot in your pharmacy knowing that you’re review prescription histories and make fun of patients this way.
Shame on you.

Comment by Sandi on 2007-01-26 05:53:21 -0800 #

How about if someone on Medicaid has endometriosis, they do a surrogacy instead of having their own that cannot be taken care of. Provides nice, childless people with a child they can care for, and the girl gets paid (it’ll pass for a 9 month job…) 🙂

Comment by Dorene on 2007-03-09 14:47:07 -0800 #

First of all not all people who are on medicaid are poor. did you ever think that maybe their jobs don’t provide health insurance? My husband works and goes to college full time. He has money. plenty of it. I am on medicaid. And guess what? I am getting clomid. I don’t know what state your from but some states cover the presciption. Let me ask you this how much does it cost cash?And why does it bother you? You get your money back at the end of year, taxes.”Baby’s momma” sounded kind of racist.My husband is white. I am wondering how did someone like you become so cold hearted. how did you get a job as a pharmacist? I guess pharmacist are on the bottom of the food chain when it comes to the doctors point of view. So maybe that is why you are so mad.

Comment by Allie on 2007-05-10 08:47:46 -0700 #

I just wanted to say that I have endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Let me tell you it hurts. I am currently a full time psych student who is having trouble getting pregnant. I was told that if I didn’t get pregnant now I would never have kids. Even a few months wait can destroy my chances because of surgery after surgery to clear out the accumulating tissue so that I can get pregnant causes scar tissue which can lead to infertility in itself. They want to start me on Clomid. I have 2 semesters left of school. Being in school full time doesn’t really allow me to work. I tried it. My grades went down and now I am back to a 4.0 student. So needless to say…I am on medicaid until I graduate and can obtain insurance when I start working in this field. So one of you basically said that I should have an IUD because I lost my mom, and am working to better myself, and happened to temporarily need medicaid. Another of you basically said I am less than human and don’t deserve help. Thats crap! There are some people that abuse the system, but not all. There are some people who sit on welfare and can help themselves, but not all. So stereotyping such as welfare mothers and baby’s mommas are seriosly messed up. You are not doctors. None of you. Obviously those of you are saying whos worthy of medical treatment and children and such became pharmacists because either you weren’t smart enough to become doctors, or just made a wise choice in not being in a helping profession because you would basically say a young girl that is on medicaid is not worthy of your help and you let her die because her insurance won’t pay you enough, but you help a bitter old lady whos life is almost over because she can pay you faster and more. YOU ARE NOT THE LAW PEOPLE! Oh and the person that said all women on welfare should have an IUD- the only way I agree with that has absolutely nothing to do with medicaid, but rather if they are an Andrea Yates figure who has harmed, is in danger of harming, or such, their children. Then IUD time it is, but other than that, yeah your comment does send you straight to hell, as some of you post. Obviously if you didn’t know what you all are doing is wrong, why post it like that.

Comment by Lucky on 2007-06-05 01:12:24 -0700 #

Doctor X,
Please do not blanket all community pharmacists with your statement. I, and my colleagues, work very hard to maintain a high level of care for our patients (yes, at a Walgreens).
In addition, I have heard physicians make statements much worse than the Angry Pharmacist. No health care profession is beyond reproach when it comes to these types of rants.

Comment by Jackie on 2007-06-11 06:20:47 -0700 #

I used to have medicade… not because I was a poor, cheap, mother trying to get things for free. My husband and I relocated and upon arriving to our new state, I became very ill. The insurance at his new job hadn’t kicked in yet and I needed immediate medical attention and was put on disability.
Maybe you judge people too quickly. Maybe you should have a fucking heart and show some empathy. You don’t know everyone’s life story so stop acting as if you do. And find a new profession… you shouldn’t be in the medical field where compassion should be a requirement. You’re a judgemental asshole.

Comment by TLC on 2007-06-13 18:34:39 -0700 #

I agree with some of the comments here. I am 42 and 6 years ago I was involved in a car accident that left me in severe, constant and disabling pain. The small lawsuit I got is running out and I pay almost a grand a month for my medications. I quit taking a couple of them because I cant afford them. My oramorph is over $350 a month and I cant find help for that medication. I have been fighting disability for 4 years now (they say I am still young). I am trying to raise 3 children and once the money runs out I will have to move out of state to live with my sister and leave my children with my ex. I do feel like dying now. I loved working, I had 2 wonderful jobs before this accident. So the people that are on disability and welfare when they can get up in the morning and go to work just kill me. I cant get up let alone shower & dressed until I have had at least 2 morphine pills in me. I hope disability approves me soon (so I do not die before that happens), The doctors want to do a spinal cord stimulator to see if that eases my pain. I will try anything to ease my pain so that I can get back out there and support myself. I wish there was a way I could help myself now and get myself better. But deadbeats should be screened and taken off welfare and disability if its proven they can work when people like myself are suffering so severely that suicide looks like the only option……

Comment by JAX on 2007-06-22 13:34:30 -0700 #

To those people that said they were going to hell for the comments they made–I say don’t sweat it!! You said nothing wrong!!
JMT: Low income people were not the topic of the blog–the specific issue was people on medicaid–there is a difference!
To Dorene: If not all people on medicaid are poor and you have money– “plenty of it”–then why the FUCK are you on medicaid!! The cash cost for Clomid is about $80 brand and $30 gen in my state–so why, if your are soo well funded am I–Joe Q. Taxpayer–paying for you to get knocked up!! and then I will also be paying for your prenatal and post-natal care, child care–provided that you every get a Fucking job– well child check ups, sick visits and any other reason that your child may need to be seen. For your information, I DO NOT get even a 1/4 of my taxes paid out in the form of a return and “Baby’s Momma” is not a racist comment, it is a comment about crazy ass bitches irrespective of race.
To Allie: Your comments aggitate me because I put myself through college–PharmD, 21 hours of graduate level courses per semester–I worked 2 jobs and maintained a 4.0–Thank you very much!! Enough with the whiney cry baby bullshit–other people have lost parents and loved ones and still work their asses off in order to not be on state assistance.
I have a question for you…Is the man who is attempting to impregnate you employed, or is it just too hard for him to work and sex you up?–better get on medicaid!
Apparently the actual reason for the blog has escaped you–the point was that if you cannot afford to pay for yourself, you should not bring another life into this world for which other people have to pay! PS I was recruited to various medical schools upon completion of pharmacy school. Have you ever entertained the thought that maybe we don’t want to be physicians–i.e. not on call, no residency, etc. etc. etc. The pharmacy in which I practice is in a very influential area–most of my patients are MDs, attorneys, nurses, CEOs of hospitals, etc… and the MDs ask me to dose medications for them!!–because they dont have their PDA with them to look it up!
This issue has nothing to do with a patient being able to pay us “enough”–it deals with independence and taking responsibility for -oh my-
By the way this rant was brought to you by not only me, but also via techs at my store–whom do not make a ton of money and do not have healthcare and are all college students and yet–miraculously feel the same way!!

Comment by KIMBERLAND on 2007-07-17 12:38:33 -0700 #

As a nurse, I applaud you JAX for bringing these issues to light. It really pisses me off that there are people out there that do not think about what is required before getting pregnant. A baby deserves dedicated parents with stable finances and health insurance. I worked in high risk obstetrics for almost 4 years, I saw the same women year and year. Why not have babies when taxpayers like us will support them? I have noticed that the poor usually seem to be able to mass procreate without issue. If there is an instance where medical intervention is needed, WE should not be help financially responsible.
I agree with you regarding school. I was married, had two children, worked, and went to college at the same time while maintaining a 4.0. Did I mention that my Dad died of brain cancer while I was doing all of that without the assistance of the taxpayers hard earned money?
Give me a break! Keep up the faith, God knows we need it!

Comment by CC on 2007-07-26 10:57:21 -0700 #

I have been completely shocked by some of these comments. HELLO YOU DON�T KNOW WHAT YOR TALKING ABOUT–people in general are not that informed about drugs. They go to the Doctor, tell them their symptoms and the Doctor prescribes what ever medicine is for those symptoms and sometimes they are very general symptoms. Most of the time people don�t ask for these drugs but they assumed they need them because their doctor prescribed them. People are from all walks of life. The working class is literally worked to death. Most Pharmacists don�t understand this because they have never worked hard labor. A pharmacist stands at a computer, checks drugs and Okays what the pharmacy tech has already done. I am a pre-Pharmacy Student on MEDICAID. I have a 10 year old son and I work very hard to be were I am today. However, if I did not have the governments help I would not be where I am. What is even more amazing is your focus on TAXES. If you really understood how little of your taxes go toward these programs you would SHUT UP. Why don�t you scream about where you taxes actually go. That is, to pay for more profit for oil companies -that�s what the war is all about. The ignorance that I see in these postings is unbelievable. I know it is easy to look at poor people as lazy and not worthy but what you don�t get is that society has made people this poor and they are only looking for relief. We are now at zero population�s growth in the United States. That why we need immigrants because as technology increases the working class is decreasing. Additionally, Pharmaceutical companies are brain washing people into believing their sick. Have you ever laid awake at night and been scared that you where dieing–trust me it is awful. WAKE UP PEOPLE. Maybe all the pharmacist should go talk to the Pharmaceutical companies OH but wait, this is the capitalist class, they have money, so they must be better�OH MY GOD! Think about it, our government doesn�t care for people�s well being. Have you every wondered why they cover these drugs? HMMMMMMMM I bet they have an ulterior motive don�t you!!!

Comment by PissedOffTech on 2007-08-21 21:54:55 -0700 #

If you are a REALLY a Pre-pharm student then you need to seriously reconsider your career. Have you ever worked in a pharmacy?
“A pharmacist stands at a computer, checks drugs and Okays what the pharmacy tech has already done.”
Those of us who actually DO have pharmacy experience want to slap you at this moment. That comment is as bad as “Why does it take 10 minutes to count some pills and slap a label on a bottle?

Comment by David Buseckaka on 2007-08-24 09:07:16 -0700 #

Well I see several cleverly disguised Medicaid scumbags logged in to post comments to make themselves feel better. The bums lie to themselves and those around them without end to justify their laziness. Posing as a Dr was really clever, gosh who would ever see through that. Oh and by the way Doc, there are plenty of stupid Docs out there being taken for a ride and taking the taxpayer for a ride too!

Comment by EEJ on 2007-09-02 08:37:09 -0700 #

First, thank you Angry Pharmacist! Great blog, great rants, and great insight for me into the world of retail pharmacy.
Next, if you can’t afford your medications and are going to school, you need to drop out, get a damned job, and pay for the meds you need.
I spent several years of my life working to repay my family’s medical debt (none of it my own) out of a sense of duty and honor. Sure, they could have written off the debt, and it never would have affected me financially….. But have some friggin dignity and honor and pay for what you need.
There’s a reason they call it “survival of the fittest”. If you can’t take care of yourself, I don’t want to take care of you either.
Sure, I’m an a$$hole for not having compassion for you, but you have MANY opportunities to take care of yourself by working hard and earning money. If it takes two jobs, and all you have time to do is work and sleep, then do it.
Nobody in this country “owes” you any help so that you have “free” time to do fun things, or to pay for you to have a child when you can’t afford to take care of yourself.
Got endo and might not be able to have kids later? Too bad!
Since when does “life liberty and the pursuit of happiness” involve me paying for your happiness?????????!!

Comment by nottelling on 2007-09-12 05:37:57 -0700 #

Are you stupid? Welfare and Medicaid are NOT the same. We’re not bums. WQe work. Medicaid is to help those who cant afford the high costs of insurance. So you’re saying someione who is dissabled and on ssi or welfare or medicaid is a bum?? Get your facts straight dummy. And you shouldnt be a pharmacist.

Comment by Vanessa on 2007-09-12 12:00:40 -0700 #

I agree with the latter, but there are some confusing moments, and when asked who care about who is a fact that survival of the fittest is true

Comment by pharmacyintern2010 on 2007-09-29 23:39:50 -0700 #

I’ve seen a patient complain to the pharmacist rather loudly that massachusettes medicaid should cover fertility treatments that the cash price was about $2000 a month for and already had 3 kids of hers, 2 running around and a baby in her arms and she’s claiming that she can’t afford the copays on the kids meds but has a basket full of candy and junk food. Of course its not right either that the fertility treatments aren’t being covered but her husbands viagra is.
For the people bitching about the costs of health care insurance now a days, blame all the ambulance chasing lawyers for part of the costs. They sue just about everyone for huge sums for no good reasons almost all the time. Sure there will be some valid law suits but these 40 million dollar judgments for something the doctor said not to do but you did it anyways and now are filing lawsuits for doesn’t help the costs of healthcare. Some how i don’t buy 20mil for pain and suffering and 20 mill for the scum sucking attorney cough*John*cough*Edwards*cough

Comment by loni on 2008-02-28 12:42:20 -0800 #

Many of you are just ignorant asshole. I have two jobs and go to school full time, my husband is currently in the nursing program and only has time on the weekends to work. Unfortunately we live in a area that only offers jobs at minimum wage. With us both working it still putes us bellow the poverty line. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, and every month my chances of having a child decreases. So i guess what your saying is I should never have the chance to have a child, becuase you feel im taking your money to have a child. Im sorry I forgot your a ignorant asshole, who thinks only of yourself. Incase you forgot I also pay taxes, so in a way I look at it as im geting my money back. I know how frustrating it can be to get your check and see half of your money gone to taxes, It makes you mad, and in anger comes ignorance. Not all people are trashy, and live of the system. You know if I could get pregnant with no help we would be able to bring a child into the world with no finacial help. But thats not how it is I have a disease, yes infertility is a disease. It costs a lot, and we need help with the bill at this time in our life because im racing against the clock. Dont start thinking of dum thoughts like how drugs only cost this much and so on and so on, becuase you have no clue until your in our situation. Your not their at the Dr. visit all you see is how much we pay for drugs, but their is alot more to it than just drugs.

Comment by Kristen Almanza on 2008-07-16 19:27:00 -0700 #

I think you should all be ashamed of yourselfs for the comments you’ve made!!! just because someone has Medicaid doesn’t mean that there poor or that they couldn’t support children, it simply means they need a little extra help, our government is what makes things so hard anyway , i’ve payed taxes all my life so why not get some of it back it was mine to begin with. and truthfully these women that are trying to conceive would probably be way better parents that any of you could ever be. is that what you teach your kids to be judgemental, and stuck up because your in a better situation, really from now on think before you speak ask god for forgiveness for wanting to prevent life!! people like ya’ll is what makes this country the messed up place it is now, NO MORALS OR FAITH IN GOD.

Comment by LAURA on 2008-08-19 05:30:12 -0700 #

Hi there i am here to explane the womans point of veiw . I am on welfare / disablity / and medical and i have a 4 yearold son . Because i was born with a disablity dose that mean i should not have the right to ever have and love my own child ???( i have non verbal learing disablity wich affects my abliy to hold a job not my fault) ignorance happenes when you do not understand something i also would like clomid but i do understand that i would be paying out of pocket . If you wait untill you have enough money to have a child you never will ave one . yes you fell society pays for our children what more of a wonderful cause could you give too ??? by the way it dosent come from tax payers I hope atleast one person is a little more open hearted and understanding because of my story children are a gift it should never be about money cause abortion cost tax payers much more !!!!!!!!!

Comment by David Buseckaka on 2008-09-09 11:16:57 -0700 #

Here piggy piggy piggy piggies. Come on you little welfare/medicaid bums, suckle up to Uncle Sams titties for your free food, free medical care, free housing, free babies. Life is free come get yours that you haven’t earned or deserve. Poooooor lazy piggies!

Comment by k-man on 2008-09-20 14:13:08 -0700 #

PharmacyIntern2010 mentioned that a patient in Massachusetts complained that that state should cover fertility treatments.
In the 1990s there was a huge stink because that state did just that. Women on welfare who already had at least one child that we the taxpayers got to pay for received fertility drugs at Medicaid expense–the kind of drugs that made women prone to have a litter instead of one child at a time.
If you can’t feed ’em, don’t breed ’em. Responsible people throughout history lived by that maxim. Those on welfare (which includes Medicaid) today who have the entitlement mentality that they should be able to have more and more children at everyone else’s expense need to wake up and smell the coffee.
We have a population crisis brewing around the world anyway, so subsidizing irresponsible trash’s procreation is ridiculous. Their kids are more likely to end up on public assistance (welfare or “disability”) or in prison, so it’s not as if it benefits society to pay for them. The poor seem to have more children with such phony-ass afflictions as ADHD, “awwtism” spectrum disorders, etc., that will render them never able to be productive members of society.
In light of the global population issue, I would ban all fertility treatment. The infertile should instead be persuaded to accept their status and instead should be encouraged to adopt an existing child. Now, THAT I could support the use of tax money for.

Comment by Clomid Prescription Information on 2008-10-22 13:08:54 -0700 #

My name is Holly Lem and i would like to show you my personal experience with Clomid.
I am 28 years old. I got preg first time on my own & miscarried. after a while of trying, my dr put me on clomid. after the first round i got pregnant & miscarried. i decided not to try or think about it at all probably for a 9 months… right around the time baby would be due & then started trying again. after a few months got back on clomid. after 5 months and no pregnancy i’m giving it a rest again. it’s to much disappointment. i’m going to give it a try again soon, in the mean time we’re keeping our fingers crossed for the old fashioned way to work.
I have experienced some of these side effects-
HOT FLASHES, moody, cry easily, weight gain, headaches etc!!
I hope this information will be useful to others,
Holly Lem

Comment by Up Yours on 2008-11-09 13:46:01 -0800 #

I think this rant is that of a person who does not belong in the industry of providing care of other individuals. There are some people out there that are having a hard time in life and have to turn to state assistance for the time being. That doesn’t necesarilly declare them unable to pay for themselves, but people need an up in life sometimes. Not everyone had parents that saved a college fund for them to recieve their pharmacy degree. I’m so glad your ass is ALREADY paying for me – I might just get pregnant so your degree can continue paying for me and my family. You and your decedents should rot in hell, not just you.

Comment by Have a heart! on 2009-02-15 22:41:16 -0800 #

I have medicaid, not because I don’t work because I do. My husband works his butt off. We are trying to have a baby, but his work charges way too much for insurance. If you want to dog people out thinking that everyone on Medicaid is poor, stupid, lazy. Then you really need to go back to school because you are definitely not as smart as you think you are. Either that or you are heartless. Think before you show what a jerk you really are!

Comment by Professional idiots on 2009-02-16 11:50:19 -0800 #

Some professionals make me wonder what kind of idiots can actually make it in the professional american world. I receive medicaid benefits. I am a college graduate with a child and a husband. I am obviously not dumb, I work full time 40+ hours per week and I also am pursuing another degree and am currently a full time student. I too am trying to conceive another child. But if the world were ran by ignorant jerks like you I would not be able to. I pay for my medicaid. I pay co-pays when I go to the doctor. I pay monthly for my medicaid. My taxes pay for my medicaid and for others. If it werent for medicaid you may not have the financial freedom to even state your opinion.

Comment by mnn on 2009-02-24 23:25:40 -0800 #

I think you are forgetting the fact that it is the insurance companies that are making it this way. Half of all Americans are not insured. If a woman becomes pregnant, then the insurance companies will not accept you. The only way to get insurance is through Medicaid, which only covers the pregnancy and the first year of the baby’s life. This ensures that all women get prenatal care which helps ensure healthy babies so that those babies won’t need more government assistance.
If the insurance company would accept you AFTER you are already pregnant, many women would go ahead and pay insurance for those ninth months plus maybe even continue to pay after the baby is born. This would be a great way for insurance companies to get clients among that 50% that are not insured.
Also – shame on the person who is making fun of autism – you obviously do not know the pain of a parent with children with a disorder. You are obviously a stupid and ignorant bigot.

Comment by Amanda on 2009-02-26 07:38:37 -0800 #

Just wondering if those government backed grants and student loans you took out count as welfare… since they are paid for by my taxes and all. If someone needs medicaid to get through school, by all means, they should have it. How is that different than them having grants? At least they will become productive members of society. I’d rather have my country made up of educated people who needed assistance to get through school than uneducated people who dropped out to “do it on their own.” You were not criticized for taking governmental assistance to get through your education, don’t criticize others for doing the same.

Comment by AshleyMom on 2009-06-17 19:18:35 -0700 #

I stumbled on this site a few minutes ago, and I am in awe at what I am reading. I am a currently a fulltime student, and have two semesters left to finish my teaching degree. I have had two children both with the help of pregnant womans medicaid, which covered only hospital costs, and pregnancy related meds. My husband’s insurance only offers a family plan and not a spouse only insurance plan, costing over 150 dollars a week just for health. We own our home, two vehicles, and 22 acres of land, but we still are under the income guidelines and recieve help with our children’s medical expenses. Example: My youngest son was born completely healthy, and at six weeks old stopped breathing in the middle of the night, scared us to death. We rushed him to children’s hospital, where they did emergency surgery. Because of this surgery he now has thickened liquids in all bottles, and over the winter had to have special injections keeping his lungs healthy which costs over 9000, a month for six months. If it were not for medicaid, we would have lost our home, and everything. People like you make me sad, because if you were ever in a time of need you would think it better to add to our debt crisis by charging everything on a credit card or a bank loan, and then when you couldn’t afford it bankruptcy would be your only option. At least with medicaid there are price breaks doctors, hospitals and pharmacies use to help the gov. like off brand meds instead of namebrand, and my children get there shots at the health center instead of the doc’s office. I wrote this just to inform the ANGRY PHAR…. that everyone on medicade is not milking the gov’t and to genralize that is to be ignorant. Wake up and have some respect, I can’t believe the way you cuss and use fowl language you actually made it through your rigorous schooling. Fowl language is a huge indicator of a small vocabulary and a lax eduacational background. I will be in prayer that this website cleans up its act and it’s language. Word of advice you are really hurting Walgreen’s business by mentioning that an individual with your lack of charactor was hired at such establishment. Sorry for your unitelligence.

Comment by Charlotte on 2009-08-27 17:56:44 -0700 #

Heaven knows what I am doing reading your post and commeting after 2 years for, needless to say I was intrigued at hearing about Medicaid covering fertility drugs.
However, I am absolutely appalled at what you have written and this urged me to correct you and offer some insight.

I am not from the US (which you would probably love to know and jeer at), I moved here in 2007 as a legal immigrant after spending thousands on visas and getting my green card etc.
I moved here because I fell in love with someone I met from the US, someone who is on Medicaid and has a disability (Spina Bifida).

I work hard here, and volunteer plenty of time for our local community. However my job does not pay out medical insurance and is a non-profit organization – this means I pay out of my own pocket every time I see a doctor.

I pay large amounts of money to the government every month for taxes, and some of that tax money is for health care.
My husband also paid out of his pocket (well his parents pockets as he was growing up) for any of his medical assistance until just recently.

Therefore I don’t think it is much to ask in our situation that we get back a little of that money every now and again which we have without a fuss spared to the government every month, and in cases like ours where I am fertile yet he has some issues related to his disability that makes it hard for us to conceieve that perhaps we get some fertility treatment covered.

It takes very little to no money for any ‘normal’ couple to have a baby; but for couples like my husband and I it takes a thousand or so which when you have other bills to pay every month and blooming high tax which comes off of your checks, sparing a thousand or more is incredibly difficult (all for that one joy that so many others take for granted!)

Therefore stop judging people, stop being a dick and I pray you never find difficulty in your life where maybe you’ll need some good caring citizens of this country or your community to help you out financially or otherwise!

Also to finish Medicaid does not mean ‘losers’ who don’t work their asses off, support the community and try and do better.
My husband as soon as he can will be coming off of Medicaid, but until then we certainly give back a good deal of what he takes from my checks alone!

Be proud to be American, you built this Country on wanting to live better lives, working together, creating freedom and acceptance for all without prejudice – how can you call yourself an American if you hate your government and the people who live here so much?

Thats all I will say, sorry that you don’t understand….

Comment by RBW on 2009-08-28 15:38:54 -0700 #

If you work for a non-profit without health ins coverage I seriously doubt you pay ANY income taxes! Don’t believe me….ask your accountant.

Comment by lindsay on 2009-09-24 15:18:07 -0700 #

i am with you sista. theese people are SO high and mighty it makes me sick.

Comment by Amanda on 2009-11-13 21:57:23 -0800 #

Okay – I am not saying that ALL people on Wellfare are bad or that I dislike them or think they should not have kids. I don’t agree with that at all for those of you like Loni or other random posts above that I’ve read.

BUT….get this. My sister is 23 years old. And has never worked a day in her life. Wait – I take that back. She did work at Burger King for 3 weeks and quit because she “didn’t like her boss.” I then got her a job at my place of employment. She was there maybe one and a half weeks until she just didn’t show up for 2 days – no call, no explaination even to me. That’s it. 5 weeks of her entire 23 years have spent working. She has never attemtped to get a college education or better herself. Ever. No thought about it.

Now, I understand how much college costs. I come from the EXACT same family she did nad my parents treated us very fair, but somehow I was able to obtain my BS and MS degree with NO assistance from my parents and ONLY loans (no grants, scholarships, etc) that I’m currently paying back. It can happen. I don’t care who you are, I am proof that poor people can go to school and get an education.

SO she got pregnant when she was 18 (I praise her for making it THAT long). She says it was an accident. “Didn’t know she could get pregnant ’cause she never had periods.” DUH – great another one added to our wonderful society. So, of course her baby’s gotta have a daddy, so she marries the man who impregntated her … at 18. Now granted they are still together. That’s awesome. I’m glad they have been able to make it 4 or whatever years. Cool. But again, NO ONE WORKS HERE!!! The husband, also 23, has RARELY held jobs. He actually just got his CENA certification (God just let me die if I were to EVER be under his care). He was at work for about a week before he “decided to switch jobs for something better.” Oh and guess where he found his new job? The nursing home in which my Dad (who I deal with being guardian/conservator of) resides. Scare me to death!!! No worries there, because he files for DISABILITY just a few days after working there! ARE YOU F’ING KIDDING ME!??? He claims he has back problems. WTF!? Oh and to clear a few things up…my sister, who has never worked has NO health problems except for her laziness and related OBESITY – no diagnosed health problems (until PCOS – I’ll get there). (The other thing funny is that when the husband got his CENA they kept referring to him as a RN. LOL If ANYONE knew him they’d know that this man could never be a nurse.)

SO here we are today. My sister, still not working. Her husband, on disability??? Now they’re trying to have a SECOND child. WHERE IS THE MONEY??? I’ve been talking to her a bit – through Facebook since they can’t keep a phone connected. She says that she has been working regularly with an ob/gyn and she has been on Metformin for about 2 months to help regulate her cycles since she was dx with PCOS (likely because she’s obese and doesn’t move her body and eats shit all day). NOW she’s going to start CLOMID!? Once again, ARE YOU F’ING KIDDING ME? Who is paying for this??? I’m about losing my mind right here because my husband and I are struggling to have our first baby as well. I have been dx with PCOS too (that’s how I know about the meds and what the do, prices, etc). I am a heathy weight – I am a dietitian (not saying all RD’s are skinny). My husband is a police officer and I work, as I mentioned as an RD. We’re both 26, have completed schooling (myself extended schooling), have minimal bills, have purchased a home, have 2 working vehicles, are in the process of remodeling, etc….we just want a baby and I feel that WE are ready to care for and pay for one – but can’t seem to make it happen.

Another side note – last time we were at my sisters mobile home she had at least 2 BIG flat screen TV’s, 2 desktops and 2 laptops, nearly all the game systesm you can have along with more games than they literally have room for. They have birds, aligators, other reptiles and such, a dog, tons of fish and numerous other creatures which are not cared for. Everytime I’ve ever been there the guys are playing video games. My neice is walking around nakid and filthy and my sister is ALWAYS in pajamas (since she’s too big to fit into anything else).

Now, maybe Im just ranting here, but I’m SURE I can find some others out there who think this situation is as F’ed up as I do!!! Sorry, just REALLY needed to get this off my chest.

Comment by Obama2010 on 2010-03-30 02:20:46 -0700 #

WTF is wrong with you fakeass wish you could be a doctor pharmacist? Wow… You should really change jobs if it gets you this angry. You all sound like idiots.. Your a pharmacist not a doctor do your job and fill the prescriptions, stop complaining and bitching like little girls.. Wahhhhhh my taxes are paying for you to get pregnant waaaaaaaah… Whiny little bitches is what you are… Being a pharmacist is the LAZIEST job you can have you guys do nothing… That explains why you guys have so much time and energy to sit down and whine about “poor people” on medicaid trying to conceive… Get a real job… If I’m not mistaken don’t pharmacist have the highest suicide rate after dentist? I see why….. Get another job or go hang yourselves… The world would be a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better place without you soul sucking parasites.. By the way I agree with those that says they’ve worked and they’ve pay taxes it’s only fair they get their money back…. Hell I plan to and I pray it’s from your tax dollars I will gladly take it… LMAO !!!!!!! Idiots….

Comment by Obama2010 on 2010-03-30 02:31:32 -0700 #

@Amanda I think it’s pathetic and sad that instead of telling your fat lazy sister your concerns you come on here and talk shit behind her back.. Although I agree her situation is fuck’d up and she’s sound like a true trailer park white trash.. If you have concerns for your niece call DCF .. But to me it just sounds like your jealous that she did what you’re not able to do….conceive…. all I hear from you is it’s so not fair I should be the one that’s pregnant because I’m prepared for it… Bullshit… Maybe god didn’t bless you with one because you’re a stuck up backstabbing unworthy bitch and he’s not going to reward you for your fuck’d up views.. Your sister should have more kids on yours and the idiot who started this blogs dime…. Get a life loser…

Comment by Mikael on 2010-05-10 01:35:00 -0700 #

I just wanted to say your article is infuriating, assumptive, and ignorant. I am a female with pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome) as well as endometriosis and my doctor has informed me if I am not pregnant by 24 or 25 (I am 22 now) I will probably never have a baby. I work a full time job and go to school full time, and my husband works full time, and we only bring it $3,000 a month combined. Because of my preexisting conditions, I cannot get health insurance from ANY company I have contacted not cobra, not health plan one, not anthem, none of them. I did get a quote for $650 a month for 50% coverage, that is INSANE. My work and my husbands work do not offer insurance. So, if I want a child, that’s right I have to have government insurance. So I was put on Medicaid, and now I pay out of pocket for the provera and clomid. So while yes it is ignorant to ever think medicaid would cover fertility drugs, you have NO RIGHT to judge those of us on medicaid trying to have a child. I am not on any other government assistance other than medical. I HAVE to be, otherwise I can’t even afford prenatal care! So you can assume what you wish, but there are exceptions to everything, and I one of them. I also happen to already have my bachelors in early childhood education and child psychology and would you believe I was offered $12 an hour for 4 years college? So I started my own business out of my home providing childcare to 6 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years, and I make $2,000 a month doing that. I work 6am to 6pm in my home, then start school at 7pm and continue until midnight or one. I do this so that when I have a child I can keep them at home with me. I had $12,000 in savings and would you believe it is ALL gone because before I got Medicaid (2 months ago) I was hospitalized for a severe kidney infection and sepsis and I had to pay every bit of it out of pocket. So just keep in mind you also insulted the hard workers like me!

Comment by jeanne brown on 2010-08-04 14:30:36 -0700 #

Dear upset. im sorry u feel the way u do and its sad im a very hard working mom and so is my hubby Ive been a nurse for almost 20 years and my hunny and i would love to have another child he has always paid his child support but unlike me i have never receiced any from my ex!! yes i am 44 this year and he is 39 but we r both healhty and would love another child one to complete our family so to say and yes we have medicaid!!! We do pay a spend down aS WELL and we have supported all of our kids i myslef have had five but back in 07 i gave birth to a still born son we were devastated needless to say!! WE didnt know so to say that we wanted another in fact we tried not to get preggers how sad for us now we try and try and recently we r resorting to or planning to use clomid i believe in our case since we do pay for our medicaid and exception should be made to help cover some of the cost we are not by far lazy and shame on u for not thinking of someone like me and my age is more then likely the cause of us not being able to conceive we are heart broken!! so before u judge stop and thin of me and my hubby who do work hard everyday and all we ask for is alittle piece of him and i its not alot but to us it is everything jeanne and stew

Comment by Jenn on 2010-08-24 14:42:03 -0700 #

Most of you are spewing the equivalent of racist remarks, and it makes me sad to be an American citizen. Not all people on Medicaid are poor, on welfare, or incapable of parenting. Being poor isn’t the only qualifier for Medicaid. Some states put the disabled and those on Social Security Disability on Medicaid. Another situation is unmarried couples, where you can’t share medical insurance. You could have a homemaker or stay-at-home mom who needs health insurance but isn’t eligible to be on her significant others’ insurance. Health insurance should be a RIGHT, and it is sad that America is the only industrialized nation in the world that hasn’t realized this human right yet.

You’re all just a bunch of miserable people who don’t appreciate what you have and it is downright pathetic. Maybe you should go a year without health insurance and see how scary that can be. I am sad to inhabit the same country let alone the same planet as most of you, but the good news is you can change that.

Comment by Laura on 2010-10-06 10:52:06 -0700 #

You said it, Mikael! I also have PCOS (and hypothyroidism). I intern 3 days a week, work 3 days a week, and go to grad school 1 day a week. I had to quit my full-time job (with benefits) to intern, so I have been without insurance for a year. I was recently accepted for Medicaid and was excited that I could finally start going to the doctor and get the medications that I have been without for a year. I was also going to look into Clomid to start hopefully inducing ovulation, which can also help regulate your period (to those who know nothing about PCOS, google it and then STFU). My endocrinologist had suggested taking that with Metformin to help regulate my hormones, start getting a regular period, and increase fertility, but I lost my insurance before I could look into it further. The added benefit would be that my fiance and I could finally begin to try to start a family. Right now would be perfect because I would be finished with my Master’s before the baby would be born. I am 27 and my fiance is 32, so we don’t want to wait much longer to have a baby. People should really try to THINK before saying such ignorant and hateful remarks. I am not on welfare. I pay taxes. I’m not overweight, I’m actually very small (for the person who bitched about her sister having PCOS because she was fat). I am intelligent and hard-working, but lack the resources at this time to afford medical insurance. Stop over-generalizing the situation because not everyone is abusing the system.

Comment by nene on 2010-10-29 05:54:01 -0700 #

silly ppl I agree.if it wasn’t for people wouldn’t probly have a job…All I have to say is what god blessed you guys with he will surely take away.I’m sure that being you guys are blogging down grading people your lives are as miserable as thiers.hahahaha.a happy stable person wouldn’t need to down grade any indivisual despite their life problems no matter how funny or sad they may seem.but you pharmisist that we fuck over anyway have some nerve.y’all are pawns in the game.some prescriptions be fake and guess what those same people go home and laugh at y’all dumb…y’all make not over 20 an hour but downgrading people like y’all don’t get paid bi-weekly 2 times a month.that’s so not a good carrer.expand your mind…most of y’all work in walgreens or somewhere of that nature.some of you barley got hired and missed one of the easiest questions on the mid terms.and most of you are white not to be racist but us black people play you pharmisist like trash wit fake prescriptions.and so what a lady on medicade wants to have children bitch like you didn’t have them before you became a paharmacy tech.hoe you talking like you had a mansion,4 cars and a rich husband.bitch she has to start’re talking as if you don’t have a dumb ass in your family that doesn’t hava a job or anywhere to live in your least she went got assisitance.and if you a pharmacy tech bitch obviously you wasn’t that much smarter than here.and I’m a lawyer so I couldn’t talk as I’m suppose to bcause I don’t want to et exposed.then again that’s why you guys have fake cyber names yes I wrote lol.smooches

Comment by spreading the wealth on 2010-11-04 11:17:47 -0700 #

First and foremost medicaid doesn’t pay out much money to anyone and that includes the pharmacies. So no if it wasn’t for medicaid they wouldn’t have a job. Its the other insurance companies that pay out to the pharmacies. Medicaid only pays .30 on the dollar so I don’t know where you are getting your information about if it wasn’t for medicaid they wouldn’t have a job. Second of all if it wasn’t for taxpayers there wouldn’t be a medicaid program for welfare recipients and quite frankly I am tired of paying 12,000 a year in taxes. We work hard for our money and for what to give it to someone who refuses to work. I could use that 12,000 somewhere else like something I would like to buy but can’t. I would like to use it for my own family not for someone else’s family who again won’t work and drags the system through the ringer.

On the bright side the government is running out of money so hopefully they’ll have to cut funding and we can say bye bye to more welfare recipients and tell them GET A JOB LIKE EVERYONE ELSE WHO IS PULLING THEIR OWN WEIGHT.

And as far as you being a lawyer well I have a bridge to sell you the golden gate bridge. Unless english courses are no longer required for law school. But I have a feeling they are and it seems your english skills needs more refining than sounding like you just got off the street. I mean if I needed to hire a lawyer I wouldn’t hire you with that kind of language. I would lose the judge would throw both of us out. And the judge would hold me in contempt for hiring a moron who doesn’t speak proper english and speaks in slang all the time. Hell everyone in the courtroom would laugh at me right out the door.

Comment by TG on 2010-11-19 08:57:44 -0800 #

I completely agree with your assessment. These “rants” are unprofessional. Don’t pharmacists have any ethical obligation to their patients?

Comment by Bythebook on 2011-02-26 22:38:12 -0800 #

Student loans are not welfare dip$hit. They are loans that have to be paid back, with interest. Obviously you never attended college, or you attended a “community college” where the cost is cheap.
If a student needs to be on medicaid because they can’t get any other coverage, so be it. It is way better than them waiting until they have a medical emergency then going to the ER and having the hospital have to absorb the $5k bill and pass it on to the insured to cover it.
As a medical professional, pharmacists are supposed to treat every customer without prejudice. Is it right for people who are fat and morbidly obese to stuff their faces with fast food and candy and then drive through Walgreens to pick up their insulin, high bp and asthma meds? No, but we still need to serve them. I wish I knew where this guy worked so I could report him to the board. He disgusts me as a rep of the medical community.

Comment by Lee on 2011-03-06 15:32:26 -0800 #

If you can’t afford to pay for insurance, or buy your own medicine, YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO RAISE A CHILD! What do people not understand about that?

Comment by shaquan griffin on 2011-04-12 12:55:51 -0700 #

all of yall on here is some heartless motherfuckers you need god in your life and stop judgeing people.because one day god is gonna have a plan for you and them same people you are talking are gonna need their watch what you say because your life can be just like theirs fuck up so grow up shut up and do your job before your ass get fired stupid

Comment by JDeMe on 2011-07-06 11:35:31 -0700 #

I am a 30 woman with one child already. I live in an upscale area, I drive a nice car, my daughter is VERY well taken care of by ME. She has insurance and my partner and I work our butts off daily for our family. We want another child but…I’m on Medicaid. My office does not offer insurance and I have been rejected by 2 private insurance companies because of a pre existing. Should I not be able to have my Clomid prescription covered? Do my taxes and my partners taxes count for nothing? We work hard pay taxes and according to you the only way I should be able to receive the medication is through cash payment? That is crap! I would pay for private insurance, they wont take me! My child and partner are on private insurance the new baby would be too. We use no other welfare but we sure as hell pay a lot for it!

Comment by Julie Morris on 2011-08-02 04:54:34 -0700 #

I know this is late, and this thread is decripit, it’s so old. What you all need to understand is that no one is putting down m-caid recipients. We get it; we really do get it. If you’re SICK, you should be on some kind of health insurance, and if m-caid is it, then that’s that. If you have cysts, great, we want you to have health care. If you have long periods, or no periods, or are in any way sick otherwise, you should have health care. No one would deny you your M-caid. But PLEASE, you shoult NOT be trying for pregnancy on mcaid. And mcaid should NOT be covering ANYTHING having to do with fertility. Period. If it has a medically necessary root (as in – it helps relieve endometriosis symptoms), then fine, go ahead and get the fertility drugs. But a woman with a kid already should NOT be here at my facility to obtain a $800 ultrasound to find out why she can’t concieve, if she’s on mcaid. PERIOD.
When you work, and earn a living, and have your own health care that you pay for yourself, you’ll understand.

Comment by felicia on 2011-10-09 06:09:10 -0700 #

omg i so agree with you.. if i came across this pharmasist i would of punched the bitch in the face… some people are on medicaid for other reasons then just benig no good.. for example i am 24 years old i have never had a child of my own but my twin sister after abusing her children had them taken away and placed with me now a little about me i am 24 i have 2 full time jobs as a direct support professional but i recieve medicaid.. after they add up how much money i pay out a month to bills and taking care of 3 children whom are not mine i qualify and quite frankly im thankful im now about to start my first dose of clomid in a cpl days although im raising 3 children temporarily i would like my own.. so me being on medicaid and going on clomid is a bad thing? makes me a bad person? i thik not and if anyone dares to say other wise. please feel free to email me.. cuz when i sit back and think about it what i do compared to a damn pharmasist is way more important not only in my life but n my carreer as well.. and every person has a right to have a child i agree if you cant afford one wait but who are they to judge? its no good people who have children that give people who are unable to have children a chance to adopt.. everything happens for a reason.. and what about the moms who have lots and lots of money yet cant handle mother hood and kill their children or beat them too having money does not make you a good parent in fct strugles are blessings in disquise.. and you who wrote this thing make your self look fucking stupid!!!!

Comment by felicia on 2011-10-09 06:17:48 -0700 #

amen i agree i am 24 i have been working since i was 18 i have 2 full time jobs as a direct care professional i am temporarily raising 3 children that are not mine but my twin sisters my job offers insurance but only once you get to a certain position.. i get medicaid.. i have 3 nice vehicles i own my own home me and my partner are raising 3 children and i want my own child..does that make me a bad person? im starting my clomid tomorrow.. and the way i c it anyone havnig a problem wiht it can kiss my ass.. being on medicaid does not make you a bad person the people saying these things sound stupid!!! now to go to bed after workng an 18 hr shift..

Comment by felicia on 2011-10-09 06:20:32 -0700 #

omg i love this person couldnt have said it better my self!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by felicia on 2011-10-09 06:26:09 -0700 #

its never the option!!!!

Comment by Evonne on 2012-01-03 19:12:16 -0800 #

Felicia…seriously??? You are raising three kids and working two jobs, and you don’t think you have enough on your plate?? You are only 24..why can’t you wait until you are in a more stable position in life. And, yes…I don’t believe that taxpayers should be footing the bill for all these children. I don’t have children that are being supported by the government…I don’t think I should have to pay for someone else’s kids. If you believe that is right, start giving your money strangers…just because they think you should. That is what you are asking me and all other taxpayers to do. And don’t tell me you pay taxes…if you are supporting 3 kids and getting medicaid, then you get all the money you pay in taxes back,and are probably getting earned income credit, which means you are getting more of my money for free just because you have kids.

Comment by Tammy on 2012-01-05 09:24:30 -0800 #

Not everyone on medical is low life pond scum! My husband and his family own there own excavating company and with the economy we lost our insurance and had to get medical! Me an my husband don’t have just my son! We don’t like having to do it but had no choice! I’m 35 and have 1 kid and yes I want 1 more! Should I not ever be able to have my family due to the economy! We have paid in taxes for years so our medical is well paid for! It’s not always black and white people! Sometimes good hard working people need some help! We aren’t all just working the system to get something for free!!!

Comment by Pill time on 2012-01-11 20:17:10 -0800 #

We make more than 20 dollars an hour you dumb piece of whale $hit. Try more like 70 dollars an hour on average. Also, as someone else alluded to, Medicaid is not the reason why we have jobs. Medicaid pays crap and isn’t really a factor in anything financially to be quiet honest. People who actually pull their own weight and have their own private paid insurance provide most of the revenue that keep companies like Walgreens and CVS going. The irony of it all is they are being charged higher premiums b/c of the leaches like you that drag our economy/country down. Medicaid should only be for seniors and people with disabilities. Period. Oh, and quit lying and saying you’re a lawyer. Nobody cares anyway, but you’re not so shut up.

Comment by Quit Crying on 2012-01-11 20:46:11 -0800 #

This is what is wrong with this country. Too many softies that can’t support themselves and then try to justify it. Newsflash to all these people saying “I”m in school” and working 2 jobs, blah blah blah. Bottom-line is you can’t support yourself. If it takes you working 5 jobs to make that happen then do it. Quit crying and trying to tell us people who actually pull our own weight how we should act or feel about your situation. You are the ones with your hands extended out waiting for “US” to GIVE you what we have worked hard to earn. What you think doesn’t matter. As a matter of fact, why the hell are you on here typing on a website? I’m sure you’re on a computer or laptop that cost $500 or more when you could be working or using that money you spent on this computer on your medicine? Oh that’s right….. it’s too hard….

Comment by Charlotte on 2012-01-12 21:56:44 -0800 #

Fowl language? You’re just chicken.

Comment by Sick&Tired on 2012-01-14 19:14:55 -0800 #

To Tammy…please do the future population and economy and do not reproduce. The last thing we need is some other moron procreating with (on going to go on a good hunch) another moron and live off the state. Just because you want another child doesn’t mean you should have one. If you don’t have e economical means to support the family you have now, then YES! That does mean you should wait to have a child! How about taking care of the family you have now and try getting on your feet. You say your not working the system to get something for free? But yet you are infact, getting things for free! I Gauruntee when and if your actually done leaching off my taxes you’ll be the people I love to hate at the pharmacy who bitch about every little thing and how your copayment of $10 for your child’s ADHD medication (which is well over $200 without insurance, and wouldn’t need to take the medication if you actually knew how to discipline your child) is “a total ripoff”. Get over yourself and get a fucking job.

Comment by PharmacistBob on 2012-01-14 20:21:04 -0800 #

Species will propagate at any cost, the DNA has been written for this act. What can we do about that? Our human footprint on this world is huge and very damaging to its long term health! Our economy is suffering due to economics and unfair economics at that. Look at China! They are anti-democratic, buy our debt, and sell us products that could be produced in the USA if we used their anti-democratic system! We fight for freedom and pay the costs of these wars with money that could benefit our economy while China sits back and pays nothing! If anything, we should suck it up and cut China off. Nothing should be bought if it is made in China! They are not very green either! Corruption rules!

Comment by Sophia on 2012-01-15 16:52:45 -0800 #

Wow, Really?
I’m 19 years old, and i have health issues out the ass.
But the one thing me and my fiance want, is to be a normal family and have children before i have to have my female organs taken out.
I’m on medicaid, so apparently I’m never allowed to have Children because I’m sick?
I have PCOS and the only way im gonna be able to have a family is treatment.
I’m disabled, because of other health problems but that doesn’t mean i shouldn’t be able to have a child if i so wish.
Grow up people. Not everyone on Medicaid is on it because they’re poor.
Some People have to be on it to pay for the doctors they see because they cant work.
That still doesnt mean they can’t take care of a child.

Comment by Nikki on 2012-05-23 23:34:46 -0700 #

I just wanted to say this I am 27 years old and I am on medicaid. I have an 11 year old daughter also on medicaid. Before you think I just proved your point I want to say this. I had her at 16 left home was homeless with an infant for almost a year. Never got any help from anyone for that time. I wanted to do it myself so I stole and hustled to make sure my babay was fed. A very special older lady took me in and spent her money out of her pockets to make sure I finished school. Because of her I did. I managed to go to school, keep my child, get a job and started to do hair on the side. I left but never forgot her after a year. I went to college pledged AKA graduated with honors (go me !!!!!) all while taking care of my daughter working a part time and full time job and surviving an ectopic pregnancy that was a result of rape. My tube burst I almost bled to death but i’m alive so…… After I graduated with 2 degrees, thats right double major ya’ll (my english prof just had a stroke). I got a nice paying job not high paying but nice paying. For the first 6 months I was on medicaid why ? Because benefits took six months to kick in. For my 25th bday I got a second job. I decided that I wanted another child and needed to be able to support the extra mouth. I’m not telling you this to feel sorry for me. Please don’t i’m hella proud of myself I came from nothing my father is gay and my mother was and still is in an abusive relationship. So I know I did good. The irony of it all is I was doing great until I got strep throat. I went to the doctor with my $20 co pay from my health insurance they gave me a prescription actually they gave me 2. When I went to fill it I was dressed down jeans and a wrinkled t shirt I was sick and felt like shit so i dressed like it. I then asked if the meds would harm my unborn child and was instantly given the cold shoulder and judged as a welfare mom ubtil she saw my insurance card that is. Then she was all smiles and giggles. So much so that she didn’t pay enough attention to notice the penicillin they filled instead of my actual prescription. Me and another customers meds were switched but the labels and names were correct. I did as the bottle told me and took 2 when I got home that afternoon. The next thing I know my daughter is screaming and i’m being put into an ambulance. I have a servere allergy. They found the medicine and discovered the mislabeling. My daughter saved my life, but her unborn sibling did not make it. There was also servere damage to my heart that limits my movements sadly i’ve gained 15 lbs. I can not work anymore my disability was approved almost immediately. I still want another child of my own. There was a rather large settlement most of which I put into a college fund as well as a trust for my daughter. I needed to make sure she didn’t have my problems growing up. My now 11 year old ADHD daughter is entering 8th grade. Thats right not a typo 8th grade. She was skipped twice in elementary school. My heart is getting stronger but will prob. never be strong enough to endure my past work. I am at physical therapy 5 days a week for conditioning so that I can walk around the park with her. So because someone else in your profession no less was careless I should be deprived of expanding my family ? I worked hard I pulled myself out only to get pushed and shoved back down.

Comment by noel on 2012-07-04 09:18:47 -0700 #

Umm did you know that a lot of us pay to use medicaid now ? I have been put on disability due to having cancer three times and I’m only 23 my husband has a good paying job but his company doesn’t have insurance and we can’t buy it from a company cuz they want just 500 for me a month so we applied for Medicaid and got it cuz of my disability but we pay 217 a month for it so you people are downing us who are on Medicaid need to stop judging. It’s not your job to its GODS! forgive me for wanting a child but you can kiss it.

Comment by rachel on 2013-02-14 15:26:56 -0800 #

I just have to say, as a person on Medicaid, I think it is a ridiculous expectation of myself or anyone else getting assistance to get upset because the government doesn’t want to HELP someone have a kid a person can’t afford. Does a person not deserve to have a baby because they are low income? No, but does everyone ELSE deserve to pay for a child that most know they can’t pay for?

Comment by Tamara on 2013-03-07 11:39:51 -0800 #

Sounds like a bunch of racist assholes!!!!

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Comment by Sweet pea on 2013-05-25 02:47:15 -0700 #

I juz came across this site lol it’s hilarious y’all ain’t shit especially tha taxpayers n I’m one myself with no kids I feel everyone should have a chance at being a mom fuck that ladies whether u on walfare or not have all babies bcuz at tha end of tha day we still gonna foot tha bill u n ur children whether mothafuckaz lik or not I bet u everyone that’s against it is white n republican lml fuckin devils

Comment by Diana on 2013-10-25 18:57:13 -0700 #

This is the truth right here. A bunch of white people who have nothing nice to say. This is all about corporate greed. Who died and made you God and in charge of life? How dare you.

Comment by Auty on 2014-05-07 07:45:21 -0700 #

Yeah–straight to hell. :O

I’m a tax payer, like most out there. My husband works 50+ hours, as a manager at his job, and makes a decent living. I’m disabled, but am having serious issues getting on disability (it’s common–people who have cancer sometimes have serious issues getting onto it for some reason.)

I myself am happy the Caresource in my state covers clomid for people like me–who have a good family life for our child, and am only now trying to have another child almost ten years after the first unexpected wonder came into the world.

He was unexpected, yes. we argued with people for months over getting on welfare. We were able to take care of ourselves, but felt it shameful (because of situations like this one described) to be on welfare–no matter if you needed it or not. We were snobby, ignorant, and didn’t understand.

For the benefit of the unborn child, we eventually gave in. For the past 8 years, we’ve craved for another child. Only now, when we’ll be financially good enough off to be able are we looking into trying to get pregnant.

I understand my situation is very different then your average, which is why I’m sketchy on clomid being covered, but for me and my situation, I’m glad for it. :/

Comment by Nick on 2014-06-04 13:07:15 -0700 #

I think it’s important to not jump to conclusions, clomid is used for a few things. In men, clomid, is used as an alternative to testosterone replacement therapy. In both men and women it can also be used to restore proper hormone function in those taking psychotropic medications. Some people also have endocrine disorders. I wouldn’t automatically assume this person is trying to have a baby. It’s actually a shame that medicaid doesn’t cover this drug for it’s other uses.

Comment by Rebecca on 2014-12-07 00:25:56 -0800 #

Well.. got approved for Medicaid today. I hope that makes you assholes cringe. Obama forced me to have coverage. Thanks for you tax dollars.

Comment by Annmarie on 2017-06-04 13:03:09 -0700 #

I’m on Medicaid just for a couple months until I get back to work. My husband is a disabled vet and I made good money! $22.00 an hour and paid lots of taxes! Don’t judge I also have one last chance to be a mom and need clomid! You don’t know everyone’s story!

Comment by nichole on 2017-09-01 10:05:14 -0700 #

I am an ob/gyn at an FQHC and I get this all of the time. Unfortunately, we cannot tell the patients “not a snowballs chance in hell” and what every responsible person is thinking—“If you can’t support yourself, how the hell do you think you will support a baby!”. It pisses me off royally.

Comment by nichole on 2017-09-01 10:05:57 -0700 #

I agree completely!

Comment by Sonnia Flowers on 2018-01-13 23:24:59 -0800 #

Lol wow preach love it!!!

Comment by Eric Kimmy on 2018-01-15 00:32:27 -0800 #

You’re a moron..don’t breed

Comment by Mrs S on 2018-01-23 06:31:09 -0800 #

Maybe you’ve grown up in the meantime and had a change of heart, but in case that’s not true, you are an asshole. I’m sorry that between the four jobs me and my husband work, my work offered insurance is considered out of my means. Who the hell do you think you are saying that if someone can’t afford $700+ for health insurance that they are not fit to raise a child. I have a wonderful, healthy, well loved son who will be 10 in April, and have been trying unsuccessfully to conceive again, but I have PCOS and cannot ovulate naturally. I am well aware of the costs associated with having a child, and I can tell you with certainty that they don’t equate to $700 per month.

I have worked and supported myself since I was 16 years old. God forbid I utilize a program that my taxes fund that is created to provide people in my situation health care coverage.

You are a pretentious douchebag who has no place in the medical field. Save your judgments, you’re the one who has problems.

Comment by K on 2018-03-27 11:40:17 -0700 #

What the hell is wrong with you to talk about human beings like this. Why are you in a medical field if you don’t care about anyone else but making your money. Even if there are things I may agree with this is disgusting. Do your job get your paycheck live YOUR life not theirs and quit your bitching!

Comment by Aly on 2018-08-08 16:18:13 -0700 #

Fuck you. I can’t physically work a full time job, my fiance is about to become a manager at his job. So right now I’m on medicaid. I have a stepdaughter and we buy her everything she needs even pay a tuition for her to go to a neighboring town school so she can get the best education. We do pretty good with minimum government help. And since he’s going to get a raise we’re looking to start fertility treatments now because I can’t get pregnant on my own and the longer I wait the harder it’ll be and the more likely clomid won’t even work. Only thing I ever wanted in this world is my own baby and I don’t care if I’m in the bottom class I’m going to have a baby and I will do what it takes to make sure that baby is happy and healthy

Comment by Olivia on 2019-03-19 01:15:44 -0700 #

Who the fuck are u to say what someone can afford and actually must people I know who take advantage of the system it’s because they need it, and Medicaid pays for pregnancy, I’m sure your mom to far from Medicaid yourself. I personally ha e Medicaid and still gross atleast 30000 a year that doesn’t make me poor that just says my bills are just as much as my revenue. Medicaid or welfare goes on a poverty scale, and if ur above the rest help someone instead of talking about someone who u might not be too far behind. And besides over the counter Clomid is 9$ if u would have done your job and taken your head out your ass she would have gotten her medicine and you could have looked like more of a decent person. Good for thought good luck and goodbye

Comment by D on 2019-04-02 17:23:35 -0700 #

Very late reply to an old post but I am a tech and it’s not cool that managed Medicaid plans are paying for viagra cialis and Levitra . Also paying for sex changes.. But not a damn pill for women with infertility issues.. Big pharma is disgusting and you high and mighty pharmacists are the evil spawns

Comment by Kay on 2019-04-16 16:48:40 -0700 #

Amen. Just absolutely hateful. Like what is the reason to be so mean. Does it make you feel good? You’re a shitty person, impersonable, and I have no idea why you work in a field that deals with people on welfare when you clearly don’t give a shit about people who struggle. You’re an asshole. You should change professions tbh.

Comment by Kloe on 2019-07-31 13:11:27 -0700 #

Except the iud I had fucked me up so I can’t have kids now. I’m not against birth control for other people but birth control is not healthy and can ruin your reproductive organs

Comment by Ariel on 2019-10-24 22:29:14 -0700 #

She didnt say she wanted kids tomorrow…. She said one day. Maybe when the other kids she is helping raise are older OR placed differently!

People are so quick to judge. Sorry about yourself!

Comment by Rebecka Turner on 2020-01-09 20:37:44 -0800 #

I wholeheartedly agree with you. Both my husband and I work decent paying jobs. Unfortunately the quickest way to get a job there was through a temp service which it is a temp-to-hire job. We cannot get insurance through them until we get hired into the company which should be very soon. I am on Medicaid for the time being until I get hired in. I might have to go through fertility treatment when we start ttc due to several miscarriages the past few years. So before anyone on here goes around spouting their holier-than-thou opinions, they need to get their facts straight. Not everyone on Medicaid is a lazy bum. I work hard for my money.