Various Social Issues Essay

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Mid-Term Exam 1. Students have traditionally called attention to social problems by organizing demonstrations, rallies, protests, and debates on their campuses. Throughout the years there have been many issues that have drawn the support of students such as civil rights, economic and political oppression, wars, genocides, and one of the “newer” issues, gay rights/ marriage equality. In today’s society, I believe students will support causes that are relevant to their way of life (supporting the LGBT cause, for / against war in a certain country, as well as other issues such as economic and gender inequality). 2. Culture is the shared knowledge and schemes created by a group of people for articulating, recognizing, construing, and…show more content…
Medicare is a federally funded health program that reimburses the elderly (65 years of age and older) and disabled for their healthcare- only if they contributed to Medicare through their payroll taxes. It is divided in four parts: Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D. Part A is hospital insurance which covers inpatient hospital stays; however, those enrolled may have to pay a deductable and co-pay. Part B is optional medical insurance which helps pay for some services and products not covered by Part A. What Part B doesn’t cover, is covered by Part C. Part C allows those enrolled to purchase private supplementary insurance that receives payments from Medicare. Part D is an outpatient drug benefit that requires enrollees to pay a monthly premium, coinsurance for their prescriptions, and meet an annual deductable. Medicaid is a public health insurance program for the poor (below poverty level) who meet eligibility requirements and is funded federally and by the state. The State Childrens Health Insurance Program was designed to cover uninsured children in families with incomes that are modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid. States receive matching federal funds to provide medical insurance to uninsured children. Some of the problems associated with Medicaid and SCHIP include the eligibility levels which are set very low and leave many uninsured, many health care providers do not accept
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