Guide to Government BenefitseBook - 2012
According to the Nation Poverty Center of the University of Michigan, 15 percent of the entire US population, or 45 million people, lived at or below the national poverty level in 2010. Many of these people are barely able to make ends meet, and are forced to make difficult decisions about paying for one basic necessity over another. This often leads to stress-related conditions such as heart disease, depression and anxiety, and many poverty-stricken people who cannot afford to treat these medical problems themselves. Fortunately, federal and state governments provide income, health care and other benefits as safety nets for impoverished and economically vulnerable people. These come in the form of Social Security benefits, Medicaid and unemployment insurance. Government benefits are an important aspect of a healthy, productive society and serve as a fail-safe against widespread poverty. Without them, many would go without basics such as food, shelter clothing and health care.
Publisher: [United States] :, Hyperink :, 2012.
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