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Medicaid funding provides quality of life to young and old

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Medicaid funding provides quality of life to young and old Gov. Cuomo, I implore you to restore the proposed budget cut of Medicaid funding for nonprofit organizations that serve people with developmental disabilities. My son, Gabriel Miller, needs this funding in order to survive. I cared for Gabriel as a single parent with the help of nurses that came to our home for 18 years. Nursing care became sporadic due to shortages of personnel and ...

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March 27, 2013
6:51 a.m.

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The reliance on the government for just about anything is what bonds the people to the state. And when the state says no, it's NO. There's no one to appeal to. No one to help. If you happen to know someone high up in government, you may have an advantage after that "someone" makes a phone call to the right people to help you out. Otherwise, you're out of luck.

The Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security trustees put out a report detailing the imminent demise of all three entitlement programs. They're going bankrupt. Medicare goes into the red beginning in less than 2-years. Parts of Social Security will be insolvent by 2016.

The entire system is going to fail. Those in charge of monitoring those programs have been screaming from the rooftops, and no one cares.

The system should be preserved for those over 55-years of age while another "market based" system is started for those under 55.

It's my belief that those in power know collapse is imminent, thus the purchase of 2-billion rounds of ammo for DHS.

March 27, 2013
7:07 a.m.

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They call it entitlements but both myself and my employers have been investing that money on my behalf for the last 41 years. Had it gone into a private investment account I would now be worth millions.