When I first heard about it, I thought it was being heralded as a miracle of modern science. But as the weird saga of Nadia Suleman has unfolded, it has led to rage in California and around our economically struggling nation. This mom of six, with a new bunch of eight (remember the TV show, "Eight is Enough") is reported to be totally broke, with at least $50,000 of student loan debt and other baggage. Just over a week ago, Nadia hired a publicist to speak for her, then land her on the TODAY Show and probably on Oprah, too. Are the births of these little babies just plain opportunism for a shot at a big media interview payday?
Tonight's major headline on this story is that California taxpayers are the ones who will foot the bill for helping take care of Suleman's 14 kids, compounding the multi-million dollar budget headache for their state. Octo-Mom was already raising her six children to the tune of nearly $500 a month in food stamps. Oh, not only that.. the hospital which is taking care of the eight new arrivals for up to 12 weeks.. is billing California's financially strapped Medi-Cal program for its reimbursement.
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