I am not poor now. I am not on Medicaid, nor am I eligible for it. So my problem is still unresolved. I am paying for what researchers will one day call “the poor tax,” the health costs of the number of years spent in poverty as a child. Plenty of research has shown that it does not matter what you do to compensate as an adult, your time in poverty as a child negatively impacts your health. If you’d like references…

My chronic health condition is paid for through private health insurance. Not my idea. I don’t think private health insurance should be paying for ongoing bills. Instead, we should be adopting a single payer model like every other civilized country, because they figured out the poverty-poor health correlation long ago. You complained about how expensive our health care system is. Have you noticed that they have brought the costs of their systems way down?

Chances are I have a migraine. My spirit guides are Voltaire & Bierce. Considering making SJW into a religion. Genealogist

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