By Furious in NYS ~ Posted Mon, 02/07/2011 - 7:52pm
I was FURIOUS when I read in the morning newspaper that Medicaid recipients receive dental, optical, and hearing aid coverage, all on the NYS taxpayers. I also read that there are certain coverages that are required by the federal government, but these are added at the discretion of NYS. This has got to stop. I pay for my own medical coverage through retirement from the Department of Defense and do not have this kind of coverage. It must be stopped state-wide, as if it is done simply county-by-county, these Medicaid people will move to whichever county offers it. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!! I'm sick of paying for everyone else's medical coverage, including school employees (free in Rome, also free to retirees if they have worked at least 10 years for the district), county employees, even some part-timers (something private businesses do not offer because of the cost), and probably some state employees. Had my husband not passed away last year, I would now be paying $515 per month for a family plan, and that is after working for the federal government for 34 years. As it is now, I still pay almost $200 per month just for me alone, and that does not include hearing aids, dental insurance, and eyeglasses.