The republican approach to disabled people seems to be to let their families, friends, and charitable organizations take care of them, just don't put it on the taxpayer. You know, the lock up the crazy uncle in the attic approach. We should be a nation that takes care of it's people first, whatever their needs, disabilities, or socioeconomic status. I fail to understand how we can always manage to fund wars, bailouts, and billions in wasted government programs for all types of things, but fail the basic needs of people. It is outrageous. No one in this country should go to bed hungry, want for medical care, shelter, or any basic human needs. For me, I would rather be taxed at 50% and have cradle to grave security, than spend half my income in private health insurance.
And if that means a few may be taking advantage of the situation, so what? Without 'we the people' this country is squat.