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  •  just got word the grandkids are losing (4+ / 0-)
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    pelagicray, HeyMikey, orlbucfan, DSPS owl

    their Medicaid.  State is going after deadbeat dads but the logic is that DSS sends a form to the dad for him to fill out so he can begin making restitution to DSS for the kids' healthcare.

    Problem: guy is deadbeat because he will not pay anything for the kids so why would he fill out the form?  If he ignores the form, then the kids lose healthcare but nothing happens to him.
    Take him to court and he disappears.  Once before he quit a well paying job to avoid payments and another time he moved out of state to avoid being served court papers.  So the state determines to solve this problem by cutting off the kids.  I hope ACA also addresses the problem of deadbeat dads in a substantive way

    •  that is part of the problem . . (0+ / 0-)

      While it is a good idea to go after child support. They shouldn't do it on backs of kids.

      The problem is the responsible ones are already paying for their children. The ones who aren't paying are either not able to chose not to no matter how many liens, garnishment, etc are put into place.

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