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MaineCare application asks personal questions,
such as where a child was conceived

Portland Press Herald [Maine], by Joe Lawlor

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 2/19/2014 6:00:49 PM

Single parents applying online for MaineCare coverage are being asked personal questions – such as whether their child was conceived in Maine and why the absent parent no longer lives in the home – as part of the application. From a scroll-down menu of possible reasons that the other parent left home, the Maine- Care applicant can choose “unwed parenthood, divorce, abandonment, death, separation, incarceration” and others. (Snip) Rep. Richard Farnsworth, D-Portland, chair of the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee, said those questions are “goofy” and should be removed from the questionnaire.

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Yeah, "goofy". /s off/

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/19/2014 6:03:53 PM     (No. 9738959)

Is Somalia an option to click for conception?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: losgatos, 2/19/2014 6:49:56 PM     (No. 9739010)

How about...in the back seat.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/19/2014 7:05:56 PM     (No. 9739025)

This is what naturally occurs when you put a bunch of power-mad, drooling perverts in control of every aspect of your life.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 2/19/2014 7:12:28 PM     (No. 9739030)

And before long you´ll have to fill out an application for permission to conceive, with an accompanying photo and projected time of day. Then the act itself will require a permit replete with video. If the action does not suit the prurient standards of the state, you will be required to undergo abortion if conception actually did occur.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: miceal, 2/19/2014 7:35:37 PM     (No. 9739053)

Most likely somewhere inside the female...? Just sayin.....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pete on the Coast, 2/19/2014 7:37:40 PM     (No. 9739056)

Actually there are legal considerations that means this question must be asked at some point if child support is to be pursued, and if the parents were not married or paternity otherwise has not been legally determined. The state where the child was conceived has so called long arm jurisdiction to adjudicate paternity, and federal policy governing the funding of state child support programs strongly encourages the use of that jurisdiction as opposed to referring the child support case to the state of residence of the absent parent (if different from state of conception).

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Reply 7 - Posted by: grounded, 2/19/2014 8:33:47 PM     (No. 9739104)

If I remember my biology from HS, the correct answer is in the uterus.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 2/19/2014 9:18:17 PM     (No. 9739150)

Oh, yeah! I could have so much fun with their idiotic questionnaire. Since none of the possible answers could give positive or negative points to an applicant- they can answer with anything they want. What fun!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/19/2014 10:01:53 PM     (No. 9739185)

Was the question before that: Who´s your baby daddy ?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/19/2014 11:36:40 PM     (No. 9739259)

That should produce some pretty funny answers, as #2 surmised.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 2/20/2014 12:55:09 AM     (No. 9739302)

"In the ´No-tell Motel´ in downtown Bangor!"

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