Those homeless shelters who are supposed to protect the homeless are unnecessary and costly. PBS SoCal states that a homeless shelter costs “on average, $1800 a month for a one-bedroom apartment.” (PBS SoCal Newshour) Most homeless people do not even have $1800 to begin with, making homeless housing projects a waste of money. Because the homeless could not afford the housing projects or the shelters, they often resort to cheaper options like temporary hotel or motel stays. Motel stays however, still affects the economy because according to the book Invisible Nation by Richard Schwind, “The motel stays are costing the state about $58 million annually.” (Schwind 85) So either way, homelessness still affects the economy in a negative way because the homeless cannot afford to live in shelters and homeless housing projects so they stay in motels. This makes the housing projects and shelters a waste of money and it also drains money from
And almost nine times male that female is arrested and that female elderly the percentage are lower than the male. More and more elderly people are ending up dying behind bars and the facilities are spending more money than they should have done. Like spending on medical treatment or housing. The amount spend on an inmate is between 40,000 and 44,000 a year for their rest of their life’s. and that not including medical treat meant expensive that he needs.
Forcing a terminally ill person to live when they would rather die than suffer is much more immoral than euthanizing them. Right now, laws prohibit euthanasia in most states in the United States, so most people cannot be euthanized even if they want to be. However, this can be changed with enough people calling their state representatives and protesting the law. Terminally ill
Life is never guaranteed and whether it is through an illness or an accident, we as humans are eventually going to die. Physicians Assisted suicide is one of the most controversial issues. The issue of doctor-assisted suicide has been the subject of the heated dispute in recent years. While some oppose the idea that a physician should aid in ending a life, others believe that physicians should be permitted in helping a patient to end his or her unbearable suffering when faced with a terminal illness. Furthermore, Physician-assisted suicide should be legal; it should be the patient’s right to decide when and how he or she should die.
You don’t know it 's Alzheimer’s until it hits you right in the face. Millions of people have Alzheimer’s. This forces other people such as family members or nurses to have to help many hours of the day, because the patients of Alzheimer’s can’t do things by themselves. Since the Baby Boomers of the 60s were born, there will be double the elders by the year 2050.People who haven’t experiences Alzheimer’s don’t realize how blessed they are. Alzheimer’s is a an awful disease.
Some protesters say that assisted suicide is unconstitutional, and bring up the 14th amendment of the Constitution. It states "No state shall deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law”. The Due Process Clause allows a person the right to make their own decisions about important choices, in this case, death with dignity. By denying terminally ill patients assistance to dying, we take away the little bit of control they have over their own
Taking a medication or medications everyday of one’s life is not always an easy task. According to Benjamin (2012), “Seventy-five percent of Americans have trouble taking their medicine as directed” (p.2). Lack of adherence can cause a person their health as well as the health care system billions of dollars. An approximation of 125,000 deaths a year in the United States (U.S.) is due to medication non adherence (p.2). Benjamin (2012) stated, “nearly half of all the Americans-133million-people suffer from at least one ongoing or chronic health condition” (p.2) Therefore, it is important to help and prevent non adherence with medication for patients.
“The cost to the family and the larger society can be used as one measure of the effectiveness of current and future treatments” (Perkins et al.). It is said that the estimate of the annual cost of a pediatric stroke hospitalization in the United States is about $42 million, however, this amount decreases in comparison with adult stroke. Either way you see it pediatric stroke is still very expensive, because from those children that survive stroke maybe about 50% to 80% will have permanent neurological damage such as hemiparesis
The ideas behind this moral distinction is that in passive euthanasia the doctors are not actively killing anyone but they are just not saving the patients. Most people think that euthanasia can be justifiable, when the patients are facing incurable disease, undergoing suffer, terminally ill and requests for euthanasia as their last wishes. For instance, Somerville (2010) argued that it is important to respect the people’s right of self-determination and autonomy. In other words, people should have the right to choose their time of dying but the state have prevented and stop them from doing it.
Many solider who fought in the war are now suffering from long-term disabilities, and there is not enough Medicaid to cover them. Our nation is lacking professional and trained caregivers who can provide care for elderly who are living with multiple conditions. The government is cutting Medicaid funds and the majority who need them the most are struggling to pay for their health insurance, especially poor people. Medicaid has several advantage for younger adults but it cheats older people. Life course will increase in the future and the government will cut the budgets and programs.