1) Many Medicaid recipients did NOT pay into it. That makes it welfare.
2) Ron Paul is most certainly against GOVT safety nets. He'd rightfully end them immediately if he had the power, but because that doesn't sell with the sheeple he talks of 'transition'.
"What's wrong" with the govt "taking care of our own disadvantaged", instead of allowing the private sector, charities, families, friends, churches and communities to do it, is that govt interference in ANY industry is destructive - it inflates prices, creates shortages and diminishes the quality.
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