Who can live on $116 per month? That’s absurd.Nor has this ideological opposition to medicaid done anything to reduce poverty.
Over 1 million Alabamians receive health care through Medicaid, despite the program having some of the stiffest eligibility requirements in the country. The program chiefly serves children, pregnant women and individuals in nursing homes. Able-bodied childless adults almost never qualify, and adults with Medicaid-qualifying children can receive Medicaid only if they make 12 percent of the poverty line — $1,400 a year for an individual. Eligibility is somewhat broader for nursing home patients, who can make up to 300 percent of the poverty line. [link]