If the government would anonymously give welfare recipients a drug and alcohol test once a month, then the amount of people who abuse the welfare system would dramatically decrease. If the person who is anonymously tested monthly fails his/her drug or alcohol test, then he/she should immediately be cut from their benefits and should be charged with governmental fraud and with illegal drug charges as well. By doing this, the people wouldn’t have to pay as much money to the government, there would be less drug abuse in the system, and there would also be a very large drop in the amount of welfare abuse in the
When we drink alcohol, our body converts them into acetaldehyde. It is a toxic chemical that can damage DNA and prevents our cells from repairing this damage. A study from the United Kingdom shows that a 21 percent increase of bowel cancers with drinking more than one standard glass of red wine or half a pint of beer a day, compared to non drinkers or occasional drinkers (The International Agency for Research on Cancer, 2011). The risk of having bowel cancer will increase further if you drink more. Another study was done in China, the result shows regular beer drinkers had a 20 percent increased risk of bowel cancer when compared with non-drinkers or occasional drinkers (Department of Colorectal Surgery at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2015).
This type of irresponsible, binge drinking party can cause a lot of deaths in underage drinkers. If they were exposed to drinking earlier in life, where a parent could teach the child to not drink until you can’t walk, it would greatly reduce the amount of deaths and accidents caused by over drinking. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, two-hundred thousand people underage people visit the emergency room a year due to serious injuries from binge drinking. Of those two-hundred thousand people, over four thousand of them have died from over drinking. In 1984 Ronald Reagan signed the
The slow wages growth and increased unemployment in 2010 were the causes of lower payments on payroll taxes resulting in a projected insolvency of 5 years earlier, 2024. Nevertheless, with the Medicare payment reduction and revenue increases included in ACA, as well as system reforms to improve efficiency and quality in patient care to reduce costs, we can expect a slower growth rate compared to historical trends, but regardless of the efforts, HI Trust Fund faces a medium long term deficit due to the upcoming increase of individuals older than 65 years old covered by Medicare and the decreasing relationship between employee’s tax contributions and health care expenditures. What is going to happen with the Trust Funds? Are we going to be covered by Medicare when we reach 65 years
The studies show that after implementation of this restriction, the number of drunken driving cases with lethal outcomes, the number of homicides and suicides as well as injuries among people in the category of 18-20 was reduced. This is claimed to be the result of a working law on limitations. However, even from the economical point of view, the deaths that would be caused by the removal of age restriction to the point of 18 would cost more than the benefits that would be gained from such actions. There is even more to mention. Despite the fact that the legal limitation on alcohol consumption is acting throughout the whole country, the “right to set any drinking age remains in the states' control” (Choose Responsibility) so that the age index may vary.
In response to MADD, statistics show that over 1,000 lives of 18-24 year-olds are lost annually to alcohol off the highways, a figure that has been increasing since 1998. In addition, sixty percent of the deaths that occur as a result of underage drinking happen off the highways. Approximately one in six teenagers has experienced ‘black out’ spells where they could not remember what happened the previous evening as a result of heavy alcohol use. If the purpose of changing the drinking age from 18 to 21 was to have less injuries and death, then this law has not made a
Other claims is revolves around the main claims. Every food is bad if people eat too much. So author write how we can reduce sugar consumption. “Over the past 50 years, consumption of sugar has tripled worldwide.” Lustig use this to support claims. I think it cannot be the supporting.
The main argument of Laura Dean-Mooney is that the 21 law saves lives because the number of people killed in crashes since the law was enacted has been cut in half. The number of crashes “ has been cut in half, from more than 5,000 individuals in the early 1980s to around 2,000 in 2005”(Dean Mooney 5). Another argument made was that the effects of alcohol are magnified when a teenager’s brain is still developing, “alcohol negatively affects all parts of the brain, include cognitive and decision-making abilities as well as coordination and memory”(Dean-Mooney 9). Dean-Mooney implies that since the legal drinking age has been 21, this law is the most studied in history. She highlights that scientific studies found the 21-year-old law saves lives on and off the road.
Social isolation is a huge public health issue for the aging population. Social isolation is the cause for nearly half of mortality in United States. According to the United States Census Bureau the population of adults 65 and older is going to increase by about twice the amount by year 2040 (Nicholson & Shellman, 2013). Social isolation has a huge effect on an older person’s wellbeing both physically and mentally. Someone who is experiencing social isolation is not likely participating in social activities or work.
Providing these schools for students will reduce a lot of drug crime violence. “The price of marijuana would drop significantly—up to 80%—with the market price for users depending on taxes and regulation.” (American Society of Addiction Medicine) this shows the benefits of the legalization process and how it could be helpful in the future. Most Americans are aware of the drug violence that goes on in many states, and as more and more states choose to legalize marijuana, fewer people will have to be illegally getting the drug, leading to crime rates dropping significantly. Legalizing marijuana weakens big drug cartels by taking away their main source of income. In most states drug distribution rates dropped between 20% and 30%
To damage this area before it’s fully grown leaves society with a bunch of brain damaged adults that don’t live their lives to their fullest cognitive potential. exaggerates the alcohols’ effect and lowers the individuals chance of living healthy life. Because an eighteen year old has an underdeveloped sense of self control and decision making skills they are more likely to binge drink and suffer alcohol poisoning. According to the Center of Science as many as “30, 000 college students need medical treatment each year to cope with alcohol poisoning.
Should the United States lower the legal drinking age, which is now twenty-one, to a more reasonable age, such as eighteen. The legal drinking age is unjust and unfair. Therefore, it should be lowered to eighteen to make all adults equal. Individuals often compare drinking with unsuccessfulness and/or recklessness, and that is not the case at all. Overtime there have been millions of successful and intelligent people that commonly consumed alcohol.
People that are exposed to indoor tanning have a 75% increase in the risk of melanoma according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (FDA, 2013). By raising the prices of indoor tanning, either by tax or direct fees, it would discourage adolescents from being inclined to tan despite the social norms. If it is made less readily available to the youth, they will be less likely to tan, thus preventing the problem of radiation exposure. In 2010, a 10% excise tax was induced on indoor tanning services in Illinois (Jain, Rademaker, & Robinson, 2012). It was believed that their number of clients would decrease after imposing the new tax law.
explaining the reason for the disqualification on the eligibility and allotment of the remaining household members . Although Cal-Fresh has helped lower the poverty rate from 16.9 percent in 2012 to 16.6 percent in 2013, about 41.8 percent of Californians were poor or near poor . In November 2013 five billion dollars was automatically slashed from the federal Cal-fresh program, affecting 47 million Americans, because of this funding cuts, a family of four lost about 20 meals per month . Policy Options 1) Making Cal-Fresh applications easier to complete. Pros: More people will not be intimidated to apply.
So many 22 year olds die due to over alcoholic consumption, so lowering the MLDA would be irresponsible to increase the chance of more fatalities. According to Cdc.gov “excessive drinking contributes to more than 4,300 deaths among people below 21 in the US each year”. Lowering the LACA (Legal Alcohol Consumption Age) would just increase that