The average family cannot afford the average four year cost of a college student because the cost of tuition is too high, housing and meal plans are too extreme, and students struggle keeping their workload (from school and jobs) while athletes are normally forbidden to have jobs. Tuition is the main cost of student debt. Tuition is how much the school’s education cost for a full time student. The only problems with tuition is that it is way too much and changes between public and private schools. A good
Animals are great and make our lives better but when they are suffering and all we can do is extend their pain for a few months and pay thousands of dollars it just isn’t worth it. Americans nowadays spend money on tons of things that aren’t worth it, but spending thousands of dollars on dying animals is ridiculous. Furthermore, people even treat their animals as family like for example “Eighty-Three Percent refer to themselves to as their parents pet’s mom or dad” (The Last Meow). As a former pet owner I can say that it is ridiculous how people consider animals as their family and use that to justify spending thousands of dollars to keep them for a few months longer. No animal deserves to suffer and be in agony just because you want to cuddle up with them for a little while longer.
Valerie Benavidez Professor Stewart ENC 1101 15 November 2015 The Healthcare Crisis in the States Today, many Americans struggle to obtain minimum, let alone full healthcare coverage. The cost of healthcare has sky rocketed over the years and has become less affordable for thousands of people across the U.S. The number of uninsured Americans is at an all-time high. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes perfect sense, economically, because it eases rising costs, has been more successful at previous attempts of reform, and provides a better healthcare system overall, compared to the initial medical care system we use today. There are many factors that led up to the reasons why healthcare costs have risen so rapidly, but one of the main reasons
There is an increasing amount of soldiers getting discharged. And if the soldier don’t get an honorable discharge the soldier don’t get all of his/hers benefits. He would, how ever, have got some benefits of being a veteran. Because there are more soldiers getting discharged, they will not have enough money to survive . The cost of groceries one week is about $289 that means that on a soldier's salary and if he doesn't get the discounts for a retired vet, or a vet who had been honorably discharged.
The range of the cost was about 600$ to 3000$ dollars. If the patients did not have any money to pay for their surgery, they had to suffer in pain without any treatment. There are different kinds of surgeries that we can apply to this situation however, since the cost of the surgeries are too expensive, I think that preventing the varicose veins on the first
The article “Health care Issues” by HealthPAC online states: “More than 47 million people with about 9 million of them being children can’t afford health care and would plunge into serious debt if they ever got a serious illness.” That’s quite serious, people can’t control whether or whether not they get sick most of the time. The lack of Healthcare causes thousands of deaths annually. Most people who have health care only have it because their jobs provide it to them free or discounted. With that 19 billion dollars, we could do so much. Money could be given to people who can’t afford healthcare, or money could be given to companies so they wouldn’t have to charge their patients so
The statistics also showed that women took more time off then men, fifty-six percent compared to forty-four percent, that is with any type of reason for the leave. With the United States not offering paid maternity leave for new mothers it has made it very difficult for people to work with this issue, and most are struggling. Some topics you should know about the maternity leave in the United States is only four states have announced publicly they have paid maternity leave, women are struggling with the policies, policies contribute to a gap in gender pay, FMLA doesn’t help everyone, jobs with technology have the best benefits, having paid maternity leave would be good for business, companies are working on these policies and so is
A disturbing amount of students do not graduate college. Prospecting students may feel college is the only option, but studies show that “nearly two million students who enter college every year, close to forty-five percent will not graduate even in six years, largely because of low classroom attendance”(Reynolds 1). Students throw thousands of dollars out the window on college because students are not even bothered to show up to class. In addition, student money and government funds are simply being wasted on students who aren’t even willing to attend classes which leads to students not graduating with anything but debt. In addition, numerable students end up leaving college because classwork is too difficult and stressful.
The United States is one of the most powerful countries on the planet. The leader in democracy, sheer economic power, and military might. However, the United States is behind in one major issue: Health Care for it 's citizens. The United States is one of the only developed nations to not offer universal health care (Fisher). Without Universal health care there are people who fall into a trapped inside of a 'death spiral ', where the individual cannot receive health care because they cannot afford it, but they cannot afford it because they are too ill to find gainful employment.
Mar/Apr2002, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p26 5p one of the main reasons why students drop out of college is caused by the low of founds. At the beginning, they save money for the first year in college but then due to the high cost of the class and the books, they do not have any alternative than start work. Students work in jobs like McDonalds because their lack of experience and there, the pupils must work thirty hours per week to pay their education. Other luckier students can labor part time jobs and with twelve or fifteen hours pay their classes.
It has been estimated that between two thousand and ten thousand dollars a month" (Dworkin 187). The cost to keep these patients is cringe worthy and there are very few patients that are wealthy enough to sustain the costs. For those who are not wealthy the cost and burden of debt falls onto love ones. Most family members do not usually think of the costs while they are still on this earth but when they pass away they are left with a huge hospital bill, sometimes leaving people bankrupt. Ronald Dworkin, author of Power for Life, said that "most patients want to spare there love ones with burdens of keeping them alive (193).
One of the things i found a bit surprising and a little alarming is if a person is healthy and can 't exactly pay for insurance for affordability reason then they may not obtain health insurance all together, also if a person has a specific illness or disease they are practically forced to pay high prices for their medication and appointments and monthly premiums and in turn may not be able to provide food for their families because they have to decide to but medications and try to stay alive or buy food and try to survive. Both interviewees seemed frustrated disappointed with the inequality of the health care system and the rates associated with receiving care and health care insurance. Something i noticed between the two was that they both were extremely passionate on finding a way for the United States to receive some sort of universals health care system that was inexpensive but preferably free. When the topic of cost came about they seemed to give detailed experiences dealing with the health care system and how it wasn 't affordable to them and how there were times they couldn 't receive the needed care get the needed
Americans work and still have not enough money to take car all of their necessity needs for them and their families. Some still have to depend on the welfare system to eat and take care of all their bills just to make it month after month. This is the welfare system called Department of children and families have a part to play in to families who can’t afford to feed their children or pay full amount of rent on their own some people need the help of a system that can help them pay bills and feed their families without doing illegal things to get money or food to provide for their families. Some men and women are locked u because they couldn’t afford to take care of their families the right way so they believed the only way they can provide for their family is to rob steal and maybe kill to make sure their family is well taken care of. But minimum wage has been an issue for such a long time without anyone really considering changing the rate of minimum wage so families can actually take care of their
These millions of people are not only taking a big risk and not obtaining health insurance, when they file their taxes in April they will have to pay a fee for each month and each dependent without coverage. These fees can be hundreds of dollars putting them even more in debt. The Affordable Care Act has helped millions of people and there are many great features to it. But, Obamacare is not enough and it is not the solution. Politicians need to continue to come together to find a happy medium.
The penny cost 2x as much as it really is. 700 million dollars isn 't worth the one cent piece, we could be using this money on charity or something else important. Though the penny has been part of the U.S for more than a hundred years, it should not be minted anymore because of the high production cost and other countries such as canada don 't even bother using them at all. People argue that the penny should stay because of its long time and history with the US, but what they don 't know is that the penny cost more than 2.4 cents per penny. “The US Mints budget in 2010 was 27.4 million dollars in penny production”(source 1).