And BTW, sarcasm? I mean everything I say. After reading through post on this forum it looks like sarcasm is a liberal tactic when they are confronted with opposing facts. I joined recently because I'm trying to get a feel for how the elections are going to turn out.
As for Medicaid that is a state funded program, not a Federally funded program, that would me Medicare and that is funded by deductions in your paycheck. It isn't the role of the Federal Govt. to provide housing in local communities, that is a state, local, and personal responsibility. There is absolutely nothing preventing you from using your money to help those truly in need if only allowed to keep more of it and instead of forced spending of which most go to the Administrative costs of the Federal Govt.
What liberals/progressives have a problem with is the "will of the people" to keep more of their own money and the passion they have for picking the winners and losers. All that so called compassionate rhetoric that has done nothing but create dependence and that is what continues to drive progressives today, the desire for power.