Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Benefits of People

Growing up in todays society can be extremely difficult. Many families are struggling to make it to the end of the week. The families that are lucky enough to have a well-paying job still cannot afford everything that they need. People of this country rely on the government for help. They need help in many areas, including food and medical.
   
Luckily there are programs that can assist almost every family that is in need. For large families there are programs that provided food. These programs can be one of the most important ones out there. Everyone needs food to survive, and the prices are only continuing to grow. WIC is a great program that provides free food to families with young children so they make sure they get all the nutrients they need. Those foods include milk, eggs, cheese, and cereal. Along with food stamps that provide free food to low-income families. Another helpful thing our government does is provided free and reduce lunches to families who need help.
   
I grew up a military child, and to many people surprise we were not upper class by any means, we did get along though. We grew up with WIC checks and reduced lunches due to our family size; six kinds with a stay at home mom. Being able to have the extra help meant that we were able to do more activities as a family and my mom was able to buy more fruits and vegetables for everyone in my family.
   
Medical is also proving to be very expensive; many families are unable to afford the medical coverage that they need. Medication is only growing in price. There are many children are having to switch to the generic brand of medication and families are having to drive long distances to be seen by a doctor. Government officials are attempting to solve this problem. But there has yet to be solution that works for this country. Hopefully we can only go up from here.
   
I think that if the government opened these forms of programs up to the public and asked for donations they would be surprised how many people would actually help. Even if everyone donated $1.00 it would eventually add up and could end up really helping a family that was in need. Opening up positions for volunteers would also be a great idea. People love to help out other people, this would be a great way to help troubled teens or people who are fighting depression to get into. It can help them begin to develop a feeling of self worth. Another idea that may help is for low-income families if they help with some of the programs they can earn food stamps themselves, that way they are providing healthy foods for their family as well as helping out others in need.  Funding for these types of programs should be increased; they help out so many people.
   
All we need to realize is that, it takes peoples to help other people. Once we realize that, things will begin to get better for everyone. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Medicare and Health Insurance Is Very Important for Every People

Government benefit programs are important to people with financial difficulties. Benefits including, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Unemployment, Social Security, and Welfare are a big part of why our struggling economy and country is still making it through these tough times. That being said, there could be many things that could be done to make these benefit programs more efficient and more available for those who really need it. Please check out welfarecellphone.com

According to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, over 610,000 people were reported to be homeless. The numbers of people living in poverty have been increasing over the years. Although, not accurate and directly parallel to the people receiving government benefits and help, the United States has a poverty rate of about 15% (as learned in my psychology class). Meaning that there are thousand of poverty stricken families, but many more not in the United States’ definition of poverty, use government benefits every day.





Food Stamps, now newly changed to SNAPS (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Before the change, people were using them to buy goods for their families, whether itisfor groceries, plants to grow foods, or clothing. This was a good program; people who needed it were getting resources to help their families survive. However, not all the right people were getting Food Stamps. Many drug and alcohol addicts, and even people who didn’t qualify and cheated the system manipulated the program to buy goods that weren’t meant or supposed to be bought through government assistance programs. Yes, they program has changed, but they aren’t nearly as effective as they should be, and I will explain changes for improvement later on.

Moving on to Medicaid and Unemployment, I believe these programs are very effective in a way. Allowing people in need to receive health insurance and government assistance money have made a great impact. Although all states aren’t required to allow Medicaid to be available to its citizens, I believe most, if not all, have implemented it into their systems. One thing I do like about Medicaid and Unemployment is that people have to prove that they are not able to work or can’t find work based on many factors. As for Unemployment, this program is somewhat efficient. Although I don’t have much knowledge and experience with this program, I know of various people who abuse it. I know of many government employees whose jobs are mainly seasonal, and say they get Unemployment without even looking for jobs. They will use the money to go on vacations over seas, and not what the benefit was meant to be used for. Although, not all programs can be 100% perfect, I think the government does a great job with over-the-phone hearing interviews with real people to better see if the person wanting government assistance will use the funds and help appropriately.

In order to better make government benefit programs more efficient, I think drug tests need to be done on anyone applying for assistance programs. The government should oversee at least one random drug test a year following their acceptance in order to reduce the amount of people regularly under the influence from abusing the programs. Implementing drug testing around the United States would be very expensive, but necessary to getting the making the benefits most efficient, and getting them to the right people who won’t abuse the programs provided. Especially since most Americans who don’t use the programs are help paying for it through taxes and such. I’m not against paying taxes to help those in need. Actually, I love helping people in any way I can, even if it means giving my hard earned money away to government benefit programs. But as a responsible adult, I like to know that my money and efforts are being used efficiently and correctly, and not being abused by those who don’t really use it, or cheat the system.

Overall, government benefit programs have improved the lives of many in need of assistance since their start. Programs that allow citizens to receive health insurance, and means to provide their families with things they wouldn’t be able to without are used by large percentages of the population on low incomes. Although they aren’t perfectly efficient, nothing can be perfect. There will always be ways that people can cheat their way into receiving government assistance, but the important thing that people should keep in mind is that there are thousands of those in need that are getting the assistance they need to provide for their family.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Important of Having Medicaid Program for A Long Time Care

Government benefit programs are important to people with financial difficulties. Benefits including, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Unemployment, Social Security, and Welfare are a big part of why our struggling economy and country is still making it through these tough times. That being said, there could be many things that could be done to make these benefit programs more efficient and more available for those who really need it.

According to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, over 610,000 people were reported to be homeless. The numbers of people living in poverty have been increasing over the years. Although, not accurate and directly parallel to the people receiving government benefits and help, the United States has a poverty rate of about 15% (as learned in my psychology class). Meaning that there are thousand of poverty stricken families, but many more not in the United States’ definition of poverty, use government benefits every day.

Food Stamps, now newly changed to SNAPS (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Before the change, people were using them to buy goods for their families, whether itisfor groceries, plants to grow foods, or clothing. This was a good program; people who needed it were getting resources to help their families survive. However, not all the right people were getting Food Stamps. Many drug and alcohol addicts, and even people who didn’t qualify and cheated the system manipulated the program to buy goods that weren’t meant or supposed to be bought through government assistance programs. Yes, they program has changed, but they aren’t nearly as effective as they should be, and I will explain changes for improvement later on.

Moving on to Medicaid and Unemployment, I believe these programs are very effective in a way. Allowing people in need to receive health insurance and government assistance money have made a great impact. Although all states aren’t required to allow Medicaid to be available to its citizens, I believe most, if not all, have implemented it into their systems. One thing I do like about Medicaid and Unemployment is that people have to prove that they are not able to work or can’t find work based on many factors. As for Unemployment, this program is somewhat efficient. Although I don’t have much knowledge and experience with this program, I know of various people who abuse it. I know of many government employees whose jobs are mainly seasonal, and say they get Unemployment without even looking for jobs. They will use the money to go on vacations over seas, and not what the benefit was meant to be used for. Although, not all programs can be 100% perfect, I think the government does a great job with over-the-phone hearing interviews with real people to better see if the person wanting government assistance will use the funds and help appropriately.

In order to better make government benefit programs more efficient, I think drug tests need to be done on anyone applying for assistance programs. The government should oversee at least one random drug test a year following their acceptance in order to reduce the amount of people regularly under the influence from abusing the programs. Implementing drug testing around the United States would be very expensive, but necessary to getting the making the benefits most efficient, and getting them to the right people who won’t abuse the programs provided. Especially since most Americans who don’t use the programs are help paying for it through taxes and such. I’m not against paying taxes to help those in need. Actually, I love helping people in any way I can, even if it means giving my hard earned money away to government benefit programs. But as a responsible adult, I like to know that my money and efforts are being used efficiently and correctly, and not being abused by those who don’t really use it, or cheat the system.

Overall, government benefit programs have improved the lives of many in need of assistance since their start. Programs that allow citizens to receive health insurance, and means to provide their families with things they wouldn’t be able to without are used by large percentages of the population on low incomes. Although they aren’t perfectly efficient, nothing can be perfect. There will always be ways that people can cheat their way into receiving government assistance, but the important thing that people should keep in mind is that there are thousands of those in need that are getting the assistance they need to provide for their family.