People coming out of being unemployed, or going from one parent working to two parents working (whether it is part time or full time) have have it difficult. 1)Medicaid shoud have a better “step system.” 2) Child care assistance should have a step system. 3) Food stamps should reduce, how you chose to do it is difficult to figure. By the number of people you have per case? The best answer I agree with is so much percentage per person. Therefore people having too many kids have to work harder. I don’t mean to harm people having large families, but I once saw a family with 15 children. unless you have a lot of money, how would one plan to truely care properly for them? and have seen many other large numbered families. 4) Find ways to benefit middle class people, so they will want to get out and search harder and try harder if it helps rather than hinders them. The FIRST thing that happens when you go from one parent working to the other being part time is child care assistance is cut. (OR from being unemployed) so for example: I was working, my husband finally got a job, and it was part time. Baby setters (the cheap ones) for three kids on part time cost $200 every two weeks, minimum. He barely cleared $450. or when he became full time, the setter cost was $300 every two weeks, while his income was $315 a week. (DO you see why lots of americans would chose to stay at home? First of all, child care is sometimes more than half ones income.) The SECOND thing that happens is sometimes simutaneously (with the child care assistance), when one parent is part time and one is a full time parent, the food stamps stop. Food stamps is sometimes the only way people eat healthy. it is a good program. The THIRD thing that is cut is medicaid. No one is informed that when you put insurance on your children when you get a decent job, medicaid will be cut. It is crazy, an uninsured family of 5 can make over $6,000 a month and get medicaid, but the same size insured gets cut after $2900. There should be a sliding scale. That is a huge difference. (It makes you wish you did not pay your hard earned money into a health insurance, that for some they may not use.) There are so many things that happen when you become employed or a parent gets a better job that it is hard to sum it all up here, but it is very hard for the people trying to do right. Trying to work and raise a family. The “benefits” are not proportional. It is cut and dry. The transition should be easier to cohearse people to work, to help themselves, the economy, and this country.
Location: Marshall, Mo