The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Illinois Cuts Health Care for Working Poor

Jun 4, 2012

The Democratic-Party controlled legislature just passed massive cuts to Medicaid. A prescription drug plan that had helped 180,000 people buy medicine was eliminated. Family Care, medical care for adults with children, that served 26,000 people, was chopped. And dental care for most adults is gone.

Not surprisingly, the Chamber of Commerce praised the cuts. Douglas Whitley, its chief executive, said, “It was very, very hard to do, but everyone knew that it had to be done.”

No, not everyone–only the corporate vultures like Whitley who try to squeeze every last dime out of public funds for their own benefit. In their capitalist scheme of things, welfare is only for the rich.