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31

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

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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

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Act which affords prescription drug coverage to qualified seniors, passed in 2006

Medicare Modernization Act

34

Created old age pensions

Social Security Act

35

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

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What was the main argument for conservatives against Social Security?

Nothing in the constitution authorized the federal government to spend money for it

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Welfare is a policy that is reserved for the ....

States

38

Social security was an easy argument to make when?

During the Great Depression

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1965, conservatives argued that medical care was a ________, not governmental matter

Private

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When benefits of a proposal are to go to a relatively small group but the public pay at large

Client politics

41

Created by the Social Security Act

AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children)

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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)

43

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

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In addition to Medicare, another important part of the nations's healthcare is....

Medicaid

45

A need based comprehensive medical and hospitalization program

Medicaid

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Medicaid is designed to cover citizens with....

Low income

47

Medicaid is ran jointly by the federal government and the states. True or false?

True

48

What role does the Federal Government play in Medicaid?

They require a minimum level of benefits the state must offer through Medicaid

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What is the role the state plays in Medicaid?

They have leeway to determine income levels and other criteria

50

An overriding and persistent concern in regards to the educational system

Equity

51

What does the Elementary and Second Education Act of 1965 come from?

Brown vs. Board of Education

52

What did George W. Bush create in 2001?

No Child Left Behind Act

53

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

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What are two kinds of benefits that the government provides?

• Cash (retiree's SS)
• Noncash (food stamps)

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Only available to people whose income falls below a designated threshold

Means Tested Benefits

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What are two acceptable Means Tested Benefits?

College grants and free lunch programs

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What are two examples of non-mean tested benefits?

Medicare and social security

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Benefits apply to all people regardless of income

Non-Means Tested Benefits