Not exactly. Even though Obamacare requires that everybody obtains health insurance, 28.5 million people are uninsured in America as of the end of 2015. (“The Fiscal Times”) Why is that? Even though the number of uninsured people has dropped nearly 13 million since the ACA was passed, research has shown that even after the changes many people still cannot afford it(Key Facts about the Uninsured Population). 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.
Donald Trump is polling so low with black voters that reaching out to them certainly can’t hurt. For what seems like since the time of Genesis, Republicans have conceded the black vote to Democrats. As a voting bloc, blacks have been willfully taken for granted by Democrats for decades. There was a time however when the black vote wasn’t always in the back pocket of every Democrat. From Lincoln to Hoover, a span of nearly 70 years, blacks voted Republican.
In addition, Hispanics have certain disadvantages, of one way or another, of even graduating from high school. Although the Hispanic high school dropout rate continues to fall according to the City University of New York (CUNY), Hispanics have by far the highest (14%) high-school dropout rate of any group in the country compared to Blacks (7%), Asians (1%) and Whites (2%). Depicted on the graph, high school dropouts (no-High School) earn less than half what graduates make, college graduates make about eighty percent more than high school graduates, and those with graduate degrees make about two-and-one-half times more than high school graduates. Family income influences college attendance and the differences in education levels explain why less education translates to low paying jobs and low family
The Latino population in the United States is one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the country and in 2014 a new record of Latino population was set of 55.4 million, an increase of 1.2 million of the year prior (Krogstad and Lopez, 2015). Since the population of Latinos increased so did the rate of Latinos attending college. One of the major problems we have related to higher education in America is that the Latino male community possesses the lowest high school graduation rate and also the lowest college enrollment of any subgroup (Sáenz and Ponjuán, 2012). Latino males endure many different challenges before heading off to college and while attending college such as being home sick, not fitting in, being discriminated against, experiencing
The response explains the faults that took place that delayed the ability to get victims in New Orleans health care and also shows the steps that should have taken place to help the citizens in New Orleans. It begins explaining the proposals that were suggested after hurricane Katrina. There were two different policy’s, one was a bipartisan proposal from congress that aimed to provide temporary, federally funded Medicaid coverage to low-income individuals affected by the hurricane, no matter where they sought care. It would also have 800 million dollars to help uninsured victims of the hurricane. While the estimated cost of this would only be 8.9 billion.
However, without the mandate or the reinforcement of law, many employers choose not to give health insurance to those who earn the low income. Additionally, Obama Care was responsible for bringing down the number of uninsured Americans from “41.3 million in 2013 [to] 28 million” (Jacobson par. 4), which is definitely a huge accomplishment. In other words, Obamacare was able to drastically bring down the number of uninsured people in a short period of time of 7 years. According to the Rand Corp, however, the repeal of the ACA could lead to “15.6 million uninsured people” (Jacobson 9), which could lead to a more disastrous setting in America.
Even though people think that, it doesn’t mean they think that they are good in other countries. In 2008 we elected our first black president which improved race relations even more. Even after the civil war ended the institution of slavery, the lynching of African Americans continued. That plummeted rapidly over the following decades and finally disappeared completely mid-way through the last century. In 1942, 68% of white Americans thought that blacks and whites should go to separate schools.
In the 2008 election Obama received a high number of votes and high voter turnout rate. He secured his position as the 44th president of the United States. Barack Obama made history in 2008 by becoming the first African American president. Many people were for sure that would put an end to long-term history of racism in this country. One of the most detrimental things that happen to the black community was the declared “war on drugs” which lead to mass incarceration.
Growing up, in school all we really learned about the struggles of black people were slavery and segregation. It was glossed over and glammed up to seem as if once the Civil Rights movement was over African Americans received equal rights and then everyone held hands and sang Kumbaya. This is far from the truth, since the end of slavery in 1865 up until now in 2017, African Americans still deal with intolerance and do not receive equal rights. Carol Anderson has written a book that is extremely powerful, yet infuriating and depressing. Anderson does a fantastic job of showcasing the systematic oppression of African Americans throughout history.
In this article, researchers noticed that racial disparities in health care are still prevalent in the United States and the outcome and treatments that blacks and Latinos, when compared to those of white patients, receive are as big as they were 50 years ago. The article looks at several different ways that institutions, such as the University of California, San Francisco, are introducing new methods to training programs that allow doctors in training to realize their own prejudices when working with patients. The article also discusses a 2007 Harvard study that shows that the traditional diversity training used in the 80’s and 90’s was not working and reinforces and confirms racial bias. In this study, researchers studied the disparities
So, one day they could achieve their own American dream. Additionally, if I go to college and graduate I could be one of the many politicians to help America stay true to its original saying on Lady Liberty statue, “ Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”. In conclusion, if I go to college and to achieve my American dream I will be helping thousands of others achieving their own dream of coming to America and sending their kids off to college to have a better life and by doing so having this immigration reforms their children could afford to go to college by being able to apply for grants and
In Source C it states, “Among millennials ages 25 to 32, median annual earnings for full-time working college-degree holders are $17,500 greater than for those with high school diplomas only. That gap steadily widened for each successive generation in the latter half of the 20th century.”. This shows that people who went to college and got an education earn a lot more money than those who only have a high school diploma. When people are focused on their education and go to college they will be more successful, but focusing on college as a “country club” won’t get people successful. Continuously, in Source D it states, “High school graduates earn about 62% of what those with four-year degrees earn, according to a Pew Research Center study.
Inequality has been in existence even before the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964. Slavery has been a result of inequality and even Obama has won office due to inequality. Obama is the first African American president and the majority of African Americans voted for him, which led to his presidential win. Although, Obama has done many wrongdoings like providing Iraq with military grade weapons, but he is still treated fairly by the House of Representatives. If the house had not believed in equality, then Obama would be able to cause The United States to plunder.
On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the 15th amendment. Before this law was signed, African Americans in the South had trouble voting mostly because of discrimination. In result, they had little say in government. The 15th amendment, also known as the Voting Rights Act of 1965 said that African American men had the right to vote. It said that all citizens had the right to vote no matter what
Before the American Civil War happened close to four million African-Americans were slaves. At the turn of the century the Naturalization Act of 1970 allowed only white men to vote. After the Civil War the thirteenth (1865), fourteenth (1868) and fifteenth (1870) amendments were passed, allowing African-American males to vote and have citizenship, which also led to ending slavery. Even after the ending of slavery, there were still some white men who tried to keep white supremacy alive thereby dehumanizing and alienating African-Americans from the mainstream of people. Even after African-Americans were given all their rights, there were still problems with racial segregation.