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Welfare Welfare money given to families in need is not free money It benefits many people who have a low income or no means of income at all The benefits available are based on the level of money earned for different sized families and in different states Welfare is also not to be provided in a biased manner to anyone who applies for it A lot of people in todays society depend on welfare Welfare in the United States Governments serve the financially challenged through about 60 public assistance programs Most look to receive assistance from one of the three major programs These programs include the healthcare programs Medicaid and Medicare Aid to Families with Dependant Children AFDC or the food stamps program These are all the advantages to public assistance Even though the welfare system provides money medical care food housing or other things for most people in need it puts a dent in the United States economy There are too unemployed single parents elderly disabled and others who are in need the public assistance who either never get it or are dependent on it Yet there are still many problems in supplying all this to the needy which is a concern many have The US Department of Health and Human Service oversees medical care given to the needy and the elderly through Medicare insurance or the basic services provided by Medicaid Funds vary from state to state Medicare insures anyone over the age of sixty-five and those that suffer from certain disabling conditions Medicaid takes care of the rest and is aimed more toward the needy In some situations people who may be able to pay for daily needs but cant afford large medical bills may also be eligible to receive Medicaid Some services paid for by Medicaid and Medicare are bills such as doctors visits nursing home care and assisting the disabled Most Medicaid funding comes from the federal government while
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