Call to Order. W hy do we have programs like food stamps and Medicaid? Are they necessary? Why or why not?. Public Assistance Programs. In order to “PROMOTE the general welfare” of all citizens, the government must provide help for families that cannot meet their needs. What is poverty?
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Why do we have programs like food stamps and Medicaid? Are they necessary? Why or why not?
In order to “PROMOTE the general welfare” of all citizens, the government must provide help for families that cannot meet their needs.
What is poverty?
What needs might someone living in poverty have?
What does it mean to be in poverty?
What things does the gov’t need to provide?
Post retirement income
THE Supplemental Nutrition assistance program (SNAP) provides ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER (EBT) CARDS with monetary value to be used on foods. 1 in 8 Americans use food stamps. The average benefit is $133.12 per person per month.
Provides healthcare and nutrition to pregnant or nursing mothers as well as those with children under five years of age.
Provides income to retirees. The government takes out some of your paycheck that you can collect when you retire.
However, right now, your social security money is helping to pay current retirees.
Who will pay yours?
Social Security is a gov’t program started in 1935 that gives checks to elderly citizens who no longer work (retired)
WHERE’S MY GOV’T MONEY?!?
The birth rate in the United States skyrockets as soldiers return from the war and to their families.
Americans now feel like the world is a safer place to raise a family and respond by having kids.
World War II happens and about 15 million American men are involved in the war effort
But when the men get back home, the good times roll!
Let me gaze into the future…
Provides health insurance to people 65 and older who have lived in the US for at least 5 years.
Provides health coverage for low-income people. People in poverty may be denied Medicaid if they do not meet certain criteria.