Friday, June 29, 2012

Homeless Children in America

Update: That didn't take long.  Jesus, Rick, didn't our Jesus say let the little children come to Him?  That level of concern indicates to me He wants even poor children to get health care under Medicaid, to have roofs over their heads, to start a school day without belly pains from hunger.

Rick, you coulda thought about it a couple days instead of showiing what a heartless and cruel bastard you are.

Fie on thee thou craven poltroon!

[Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday it’s unlikely that Florida will expand its Medicaid program in order to lower the number of uninsured residents...

According to Census data released last year, Florida had the nation’s third-highest rate of residents without health insurance during the past three years.] 

Surely, Governor 48.9% in FL will take the extra funds from federal governement so homeless children can get health care at least.

[The U.S. Education Department reported that, for the first time, the number of homeless students in America topped one million by the end of the 2010-2011 school year. These kids live in shelters and on the streets, and increasingly in hotels and on the couches of friends and relatives. On one hotel-lined stretch of highway -- a road leading to Disney World -- Nilan heard of schools where there are as many as 25 homeless students in classes of 28. The government report said 1,065,794 homeless kids were enrolled in schools in the 2010-2011 school year, an increase of 13 percent from the previous year and 57 percent since the start of the recession in 2007.

"The number is horrifyingly high but it probably is half of what the number really could be if the kids could be counted," said Nilan. The count doesn't include homeless infants, children not enrolled in school, and homeless students that schools simply failed to identify.]

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