Originally Posted by zbromer
FWIW, the income limit for Mediciad for a pregnant woman in Iowa with a family of three (there was a reference to a kid at home) is around $75K. I, admittedly don't know this stuff particularly well, so please feel free to fact check this. I also have no clue how far $75K takes a family in Iowa and who knows what this family's situation was. However, I presume a trip to China would be a very big expense, but not necessarily ridiculous depending on all kinds of factors.
This is absurd. $75k is national median income. We shouldn't be subsidizing above median households. Why should my tax dollars go to paying for the health care of someone who can afford to travel to China?
I just pulled the census data:
Estimate Margin of Error
Total: 65,550 +/-380
2-person families 59,977 +/-555
3-person families 65,775 +/-1,245
4-person families 79,300 +/-1,130
5-person families 74,746 +/-1,746
6-person families 74,920 +/-2,744
7-or-more-person families 71,151 +/-3,414