Flashcards in social welfare Deck (58)
3 problems with medicare
People go to the doctor when they don't need to, some doctors overcharge the government, and the government cuts too many costs--lowering coverage
Proposed solutions to the problems with Medicare include:
Having health care professionals work for the government, and allowing seniors to use their Medicare benefits to purchase private health insurance
Act which affords prescription drug coverage to qualified seniors, passed in 2006
Medicare Modernization Act
Created old age pensions
Social Security Act
What happens when both the benefits and costs of a proposed program are widely distributed?
It will be adopted if the beneficiaries think their benefits will exceed their costs
What was the main argument for conservatives against Social Security?
Nothing in the constitution authorized the federal government to spend money for it
Welfare is a policy that is reserved for the ....
Social security was an easy argument to make when?
During the Great Depression
1965, conservatives argued that medical care was a ________, not governmental matter
When benefits of a proposal are to go to a relatively small group but the public pay at large
Created by the Social Security Act
AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children)
providing cash assistance to indigent American families with dependent children through the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
How can politics of policy issues be affected by changes in people's perceptions?
They are concerned with who bears the burdens and receives the benefits
In addition to Medicare, another important part of the nations's healthcare is....
A need based comprehensive medical and hospitalization program
Medicaid is designed to cover citizens with....
Medicaid is ran jointly by the federal government and the states. True or false?
What role does the Federal Government play in Medicaid?
They require a minimum level of benefits the state must offer through Medicaid
What is the role the state plays in Medicaid?
They have leeway to determine income levels and other criteria
An overriding and persistent concern in regards to the educational system
What does the Elementary and Second Education Act of 1965 come from?
Brown vs. Board of Education
What did George W. Bush create in 2001?
No Child Left Behind Act
No Child Left Behind requires...
•All students will be at a proficient level for math an reading by 2014
•Schools can only hire qualified teachers in core subjects
What are two kinds of benefits that the government provides?
• Cash (retiree's SS)
• Noncash (food stamps)
Only available to people whose income falls below a designated threshold
Means Tested Benefits
What are two acceptable Means Tested Benefits?
College grants and free lunch programs
What are two examples of non-mean tested benefits?
Medicare and social security