[Image: 6-piece blue colored background with a Siamese cat.Text reads: Upper: “Can’t work enough to afford insurance” Lower: “Denied medicaid because you “work too much””]
This may not be relevant to the few UK followers I have, but US followers will be familiar with this phenomenon. In the state of NY, the cap income for eligibility for medicaid is 200$ a week. If you make over 200$ a week, you lose your health insurance benefits. Now, the idea behind this is that if you make over that amount, you should be able to afford health insurance by your own dime. Right?
Well, given that the average rent for a single person in many NY areas falls around 1500$ before adding things like groceries and gas, I’d say that making 600$ a month isn’t enough to throw health insurance costs into the budget. These caps vary from State to state, but they exist all over the country at similarly confusing numbers.