Health care is essential for Americans despite pre-existing conditions, and a free market insurance program would allow citizens to received the health care that is so desperately needed. A universal health care system is a matter of human rights and would solve America’s problem of one sixth of the population being
Poverty is a state of a person where his or her income is below the minimum level necessary to meet his or her needs. Poverty has been one of the oldest and most serious issues this world is facing. Although there are many reasons for poverty, population growth is the most controversial and frequently debated issue. The author wrote this article to persuade people that rich nations should nothing for the poor countries and he unfortunately did not succeeded in doing so. All through Gareth Hardin’s article, he gives out a conclusion that each country is similar to a lifeboat with a specific carrying capacity.
The Washington state department of health said that hunger causes negative health effects such as more frequent colds, ear infections, anemia, asthma, headaches, impaired cognitive functions and poorer academic achievement. Is it the only issue in our state? No, the hunger is one of the major issues in all of the 50 states in the United States of America. It is affecting adults and children. But the major issues is that the children are getting the most effect from this issue.
Either Way, who wants to skip meals some days in order not to go bankrupt. Moreover, this problem has arisen recently as 29% of low-wage workers are single parents who cause more of a dilemma they have to deal with (Buren). Consequently, these single parents having to bring their children to their job and leave them to wonder as they can’t afford to spend money on childcare. Also, the average amount of money you earn on minimum wage is $15,080 which is clearly not enough. An average family that makes $54,622 a year has around $5076 left over at after taxes and all of the expenses for child care, education, food, housing, etc.
The American Dream has been rooted in the culture of the United States for several centuries now. However, many people do not have access to this dream because of lack of opportunities. As the amount of people in poverty increases each year, the magnitude of the effects of poverty dramatically increases. A shocking 15% of people live in poverty in the United States (Poverty Rates). That means around 45 million people in this country lack basic necessities and economic security.
Random quotes: “The sooner you believe it, the sooner we can end it” “The agriculture department estimated in 1999 that twelve million children were hungry or at risk of going hungry.” “In 2000 requests for food assistance from families increased almost 20 percent” “Of all the humiliations attached to being poor in a prosperous nation, not being able to t feed your kids is at the top of the list” “A food bank in in Connecticut gave away four thousand more turkeys than the year before- and still ran out of birds.”
There are 1.3 Billion people in the world who live on less than $1.25 a day, this is significantly less than what we spend in one meal. 22,000 children die every day due to poverty related illnesses. These are tragic numbers that we don’t even think about when walking down to lunch. Philosopher and Utilitarian Peter Singer wrote “The Life You Can Save” an entire book about this exact issue, and how we the privileged American people can help, and how we should help these people who are meaninglessly dying. Some argue against Singers Utilitarian view, and many come short.
“About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. This is one person every four seconds, as you can see on this display. Sadly, it is children who die most often. ”(Poverty.com) This is a terrible statistic in of itself.
Other facts about hunger around the world are as follows. 1. 13.1 percent of the world 's population is starving. Approximately 925 million people are malnourished every day, consuming less than 2,100 calories recommended per day 2. The world produces enough food to feed the 7 billion people living in the world, but the hungry also have no land to grow food or money to buy it.
The health care system here in the United States is causing thousands upon thousands of people to die each year, simply because they cannot afford health insurance that should be available for everyone. No matter which way its put, America’s health care system is already corrupt in numerous ways. The U.S. is the only advanced country that has never made a commitment to provide medical care to everyone who needs it. (Reid 2) The fact of the matter is, is a person cannot go through life without medical care.
A high-rate of Americans living without health insurance coverage in one of richest countries is a major social issue facing the United States. Sered Fernandopulle and Ebrary research showed that there are over 40 million uninsured Americans that are falling through the cracks of the health care system. The question why have already been answered. Now the other question is what does it means for society as a whole when an extremely high-rate of adults and children suffer due to inadequate and inaccessible medical care. Uninsured Americans’ lives are greatly being impacted, by not having no health insurance, according to interviews with 120 uninsured men and women and dozens of medical providers, policymakers, and advocates from around the nation.
One common myth that society has about poverty is that those who live at poverty level are uneducated individuals, this is just not true. In 2012, approximately 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of households has a bachelor’s degree (Eichelberger, 2014). Another common myth is that people who live at poverty level and receive assistance are bankrupting the nation, again this is another myth. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47% of the federal budget (Eichelberger, 2014). There are some in the society that even believe that we as a country are winning the war on poverty and that there are less American’s living at or below the poverty level.
But on the other side, the Furesians are the absolute poverty; they are in an economic position in which one lacks the sufficient income in cash or kind to the most basic biological needs for food, clothing, and shelter. Economically speaking, the poverty and morality rate of the Furesians is quite low, most suffer from starvation, dehydration, and not having a home. " An American household with an income of $50,000 spends around $30,000 annually on necessities, according to the Conference Board, a nonprofit economic research organization. "(Singer 3) This quote represents the same situation of the economic differences between the Eggonians and the Furesians.
Growing Up In Poverty Poverty, or the state of not having enough money to fulfill the basic necessities in life, is a long lasting issue in United States and throughout the world. Because children are dependent on others, they enter or avoid poverty by virtue of their family’s economic circumstances. Children cannot alter family conditions by themselves, at least until they approach adulthood. Data released in September 2011 by the Census Bureau indicate that 16.4 million children in the United States, 22.0 percent of all children, lived in poverty in 2010. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.