When President Obama was elected into office in 2008, one of his promises was to reform the American Health Care System. On March 23, 2010 he succeeded by enacting the Affordable Care Act into law. According to the official Medicaid website (2015), “The Affordable Care Act is a combination of two piece of legislation titled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The main goal of the Affordable Care Act is to provide American citizens with better health security by putting in place health insurance reforms that will: Expand coverage, hold insurance companies liable, lower health care cost, guarantee more choice, and enhance the quality of care for all Americans.” The Affordable
Whether it’s from starvation, mental illness or even cold even climate change, the homelessness has to deal with these types of situation every day. Homelessness has increase dramatically in our city, and with poverty rates increasing it is no surprise. last time I saw a homeless man asking me for money, and I would ask myself weather to give him money, but then I would not know what he would use it for, maybe he would spend it on alcohol, cigar, or even drugs. so instead of giving him money, I bought him food and water. Yes, there are homeless people that take your money and go back to alcoholism and drugs, and it makes no improvement to our society, especially
Money is an essential object to acquire in the society we live in. Various places demand a high monthly rate in order to occupy a premise, along with the stress of utility bills that may not be included. Aside from living costs there are many other factors which must be calculated when budgeting on a day to day basis. Overall, the survival rate tends to increase due to so many responsibilities that need to be upheld, as well as costs being raised. This rise in both the cost of living as well as the need for higher wages proves that the standard of minimum wage needs a major increase.
Homeless people. Lazy. Criminals. Addicts. These are just a few of the many things that come to people’s minds. In all fairness, I had those same ideas too. Many people have driven or walked past a group of homeless people and ignored them or gone out of their way to not make contact. It’s just part of our culture. Homeless people are shunned and looked down upon. Over time, the word homeless has taken on a very negative connotation, and those labels such as, criminal, lazy and addict have taken over our perception of who homeless people are. This is not only a large generalization but also overshadows the real circumstances that caused them to become homeless. Over five years, I have been given the privilege of volunteering with The Boulder
While circumstances can vary, an individual’s first choice is rarely to choose homelessness due to the inability to afford housing or other unforeseen circumstances. The support of friends, family, and community programs/shelters are first suggestions when a person becomes displaced. When these suggestions become inadequate, living on the streets is the next favorable/affordable option. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, on a night in January of 2015, there were 564,708 people homeless in the United States (para 3). On a larger scale, more than one million people are homeless in America and of that population, 50 percent are chronically addicted to alcohol, drugs, or both (Substance abuse mental health, 2011 para 6). Research has brought more attention to risk factors that contribute to homelessness such as the epidemic of substance abuse.
Imagine you are walking in a city, and amongst the crowded street, you notice a man. He isn’t walking, just sitting down out of sight. He doesn’t make a sound. However, he stands out the most out of everyone else. As you pass you see a cardboard sign with the writing asking for money in the corner of your eye. In addition, to his unpleasant smell, long beard, and messy hair it seems he is invisible. So many people pass by him still they walk on with their day as if nothing even happened. They just look at him with either pity or disgust, and even both. Often times, people experience things in their life that often force them to lose everything and live out on the streets, or many times it is by choice that they live on the streets. Frequently, we just pass by people and look down on them since they have no home; but who is to say they don’t have a home? Home is not the house you live in or the country you belong to. It is a place that incites certain feelings and those feeling are what makes a place home. The people on the streets with no “home” may simply find that anywhere in the world is where they call home. Home has two specific set of values that make it more than just a place which are privacy, and safety.
According to the National Coalition for the Homelessness, approximately 3.5 million people experience homelessness in a given year. Over 500,000 people were recorded homeless in the United States in 2015. In just our 5 months into 2016, we have already doubled that number. There 's now well over 100 million homeless people in the US. Roughly 300,000 of those people are children. Homelessness alters people 's lives in many ways. It is an epidemic that is beginning to spread into the industrialized countries. “The world of the homeless is a tough and interesting world.” says actor Paul Dano.
The issue of homelessness in America has been evident since the early 1600’s. Across the country men, women and children spend their nights on the streets not knowing when or if they will ever find a permanent home. States and federal officials or city councils have tried to alleviate or at least reduce the number of homeless over the last several decades at a city, state or national level but it continues to be an ongoing problem. There is a multitude of factors that account for the growing homeless population that affects each state in the country differently. Though there are many contributing factors that contribute to the amount of people living on the street at any given night in the U.S. An effective way to address the problem of homelessness in America is to continue creating affordable housing, maintaining assistance programs, and continue creating workforce
The issue of contemporary homelessness has took a huge shift from the common perception of homeless people. I am witnessing a shift from the image of ‘homelessness’ being a physically dirty, pan handling, poor, uneducated individual who does not have a physical home for shelter. Initially, I failed to recognize that ‘homelessness’ can be a temporary state on can live in. Not all homeless people are homeless by “choice”, sometimes people are homeless by “force”. Events such as natural disasters or even death of a parent/spouse are uncontrolled
Trying to get into a shelter is much harder than it is set out to be. The homeless get informed on all the amazing opportunities they have to offer at shelters, such as a place to live, warmth, food, etc, but what the shelters fail to explain is the wait. Every homeless person gets put on a waiting list and the people running the shelter may never know when there will be an opening, they are just good at making it sound like they have a good chance at getting in. The homeless have to call daily make sure they shelter knows they still need their help, but they still may not have an opening for them. Once they finally do have an opening, the homeless person will get up to 90 days top to be there. After their 90 days are up, they may not have another place to go, if they could not find an affordable place to live (Fuller par 3).
Many people don’t get the chance to survive and live to have a horrible death. Many people here in the U.S. don’t think that survival is important in other countries. I believe that in order to have a better world, everyone needs to survive and that means ending world hunger. Do you know when your next meal could be the last? Eight hundred fifteen million people don’t have the food they need because they have no job, natural disaster has struck them or they live in very poor spots of the world.
These people weren’t homeless, the government made sure of that, but they might as well have been. Their yards were littered with, quite literally, everything but the kitchen sink. The houses, if you could even call them that, were sagging and withered, small and cramped for the amount of people living in them. The only nice part about the town was their church and community area, coincidently the place we would be staying. The pastor of the church explained that it was extremely important to the community people. They used the space for all social gatherings, ceremonies, and special occasions, and it was the only place they had to house these different
Some people wonder why homeless people have no jobs, cars, or homes. Here are a few reasons why homeless people are homeless.
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No matter what kind of depression you have, the pain is the same-caused by a chemical imbalance in your brain. No matter what you 're depressed about, or even if you don 't know why you 're depressed, there are some simple things you can do to reduce your pain and anxiety, and get yourself feeling better.