UnknownMany assume that women on welfare with numerous children are the major Medicaid drain. That is both true and not true. Welfare mothers and their children are the most numerous beneficiaries. But their cost is far less as a group than other groups to which some of the mothers and some children belong. For example, Illegal Alien children have inordinately high incidences of disabling “mental diseases” that include behavioral “disabilities” such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Illegal Alien children are among the 500,000 “mentally disabled” youngsters on Medicaid obtaining government provided Ritalin and other psychotropic drugs. America also pays Social Security Disability Income to these children, therefore providing financial incentives to bad, bizarre behavior. On the street this is called “crazy money.”

Disabled children on Medicaid rarely are cured. Their families benefit from extra money from their kids’ “disabilities,” the schools benefit, and the kids themselves get extra practical benefits (such as bicycles), plus monetary and personal distinction.

My truck mechanic employs an Illegal Alien who has five children. Two are said to be autistic, two have Attention Deficit Disorder, and one has Oppositional Defiant Disorder. All five take Ritalin and other drugs. The autistic children have had “Shadows” that disappeared last year because our state governor forbade them. Shadows are individual medical attendants who work one on one with each child and cost about $30,000 per child per year. The Illegal Alien assistant-mechanic and his wife dine out each Thursday evening thanks to government-supplied respite care baby sitters.