No kids? Die in a ditch, peasant.

by Caleb Reading

A while ago at work (the drug store) a woman with no kids came in to get a prescription filled. She was sick after having had a miscarriage. The insurance (Title XIX, or “welfare” in a matter of speaking) wasn’t going through. We call up Title XIX, and they tell us she’s no longer covered because she’s not pregnant. So we have to tell this woman, who’s just had a miscarriage and is sick, that the government basically doesn’t give a damn about her getting health care if she isn’t pregnant and doesn’t have any kids at home. And some people complain about “those damn welfare mothers.”