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

Will They Gut Medicaid?

Apr 14, 2014

Some 62 million people are now enrolled in Medicaid in the U.S. Medicaid is meant for those with low incomes–individuals with incomes to about $16,000 a year and families of four with incomes to about $33,000 a year.

That means one out of every five people is considered “low income,” without enough earnings to pay for health care on their own.

Yet the budget cutters in Congress have Medicaid in their sights for more cuts. Even worse, they are giving Medicaid funds to for-profit companies to run.

Congress, with excellent health benefits of its own, lets companies enrich themselves at the expense of the poorer parts of the population.