Poverty In America Today

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A major issue in America today is poverty. However not much is being done to help those in need. Many who struggle in poverty are those who struggle getting the basic necessities we need in the everyday life such as food, clothes, water, and shelter. Different factors that can contribute to poverty are lack of education, unemployment, poor economy, race/origin, non-effective policies, and illness/disease; therefore more help should be made towards helping those in need. One of the factors that contributes to poverty is lack of education. Many of those who struggle with having no education may had been going through major issues that impacted their life. According to the American Psychological Association, “Poorer children and teens are also …show more content…

“Many people from the lower class simply cannot afford to go to college and earn a college degree” (Anderson). This goes to show that a person in poverty would have a harder time getting a college degree without having the right amount of money to complete their goals. College expenses are one of the major roles in this particular situation because were is a person going to be able to get or work for the amount that is needed for college. The families simply don't know how supporting a family and being able to go to college will happen if there a low salary income. Moreover lack of education doesn't always mean a person may not be able to get a job but instead that they will have one having to be paid minimum …show more content…

Those families that are reaching for help may not meet the requirements in order to receive some type of help. Many of those in poverty don't have healthcare who need it and they should be given the help. Another issue with this is that some states don’t have medicaid programs to help in serious situations. “Having health coverage is also an important buffer against economic consequences of illness and injury; unpaid medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcy” (Vallas). This is having to do with medicaid and how having it could eliminate the expensive medical bills for good; while improving the health care of many. Having health care would help people with savings and being able to bring food to the table along with paying the home bills and other expenses. Therefore, many state governments should be doing something in regards to helping americans with problems in needing health care or even food support. If the government puts no effort in this the amount of people in poverty could grow making a large impact in today's

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