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Health Care Reform - Background Universal Health Care System One of the most long-standing health care systems was originated in Germany in 1889 by Otto von Bismarck’s social legislation. Its included bills were the Health Insurance Bill 1883, Old Age and Disability Insurance Bill of 1889, and Accident Insurance Bill of 1883. The National Insurance Act of 1911 in Britain covered most people employed. It also financed dependents if families had contributed for at least five years. This coverage lasted whether families worked or not....   [tags: Health Care]
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Institutional Reform in the European Union - ... Although the EU has fought the crisis quite well there are still things to overcome. Like I mentioned earlier the need for a stronger financial system and framework is greater than ever within the EU. The Eurozone crisis has questioned the power of the Economic and Monetary Union to fix the problems facing the European Union. The power should be strengthened to ensure economic and social welfare. The EMU should have more co-ordination and frameworks to overcome more problems or crisis. However member states tend to think more about their own interest rather than the interests of other countries in the EU, which increases the need for a stronger supranational fiscal union to avoid conflicts between member states....   [tags: European Union Essays]
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Campaign Finance Reform - Campaign finance reform has a broad history in America. In particular, campaign finance has developed extensively in the past forty years, as the courts have attempted to create federal elections that best sustain the ideals of a representative democracy. In the most recent Supreme Court decision concerning campaign finance, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Court essentially decided to treat corporations like individuals by allowing corporations to spend money on federal elections through unlimited independent expenditures....   [tags: Politics] 2679 words
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Politics and Poverty - Politics and Poverty Today there is a split in American politics on how to combat poverty. Throughout history, how America combats poverty has changed depending on what party is running the government. There has been a number of different parties however, Republican, Democrat, The Bull Moose Party, and other various ones. However, these views can be put into two main categories: The Liberal ideology and the Conservative ideology. There are three areas, which have broad and differing views on how to combat poverty....   [tags: Politics Welfare Essays]
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Healthcare: for all or citizens only? - Everyday someone is sent to the hospital. Not only are they in fear of losing their life but also in fear of being in debt due to the prices of health care treatment they need. But what if this patient happens to be an illegal immigrant. Should doctors deny him/her because they lack citizenship. Or should illegal immigrants be treated just like any other patients by having a right to health care. Throughout the past decade restrictions on eligibility for taxpayer-subsidized medical care has risen at both the state and national level....   [tags: Legal Issues, Immigration Reform] 1462 words
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Liberal reform 1906-1914 - Liberal Reform 1906-1914 The huge scale of the Liberal party's victory in the 1906 general election guaranteed many new faces among the ranks of Liberal MPs, in favour of change in the field of social welfare. Between the years 1906 and 1914, the Liberals took steps to improve the health standards and the living and working conditions of the lower class. The main areas of people new legislation was targeted on was the working class under risk of poverty due to sickness or unemployment, their children and old age pensioners....   [tags: Papers] 1856 words
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Public School Reform in America - Public Schools in America for a long time were regarded as the best public schools in the world, but with the development of Asian and European schools American schools are not ranked as highly. American Public schools in 1999 were ranked sixteenth and seventeenth in science and math right behind Bangladesh. Some students are graduating from high school with little more than an inadequate ability to read and a diploma that should mean the student knows at least the core subjects. Other students are dropping out and not graduating at all....   [tags: public Education] 619 words
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It's Time for Immigration Reform - It's Time for Immigration Reform   News article after news article on immigration characterizes anyone who opposes the current level of immigration as anti-immigrant. This is biased and deceitful. It's like saying that anyone who doesn't want 10 or 12 children is anti-children. The truth is that many people are pro-immigration but recognize that the present level of immigration is unsustainable and will eventually be detrimental to Americans and immigrants alike.   One often-used irrelevant argument is that we are a nation of immigrants....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 840 words
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Requirement of Reform of the Church in Europe During 15th and 16th Centuries - Requirement of Reform of the Church in Europe During 15th and 16th Centuries The Church in Europe required reform at the end of the fifteenth century and the beginning of the sixteenth century for a number of reasons. The main reason being the behaviour of the papacy and their priorities which were no longer the welfare of the Church. There were other factors which contributed to the development of the Reformation in Europe other than the state of the Church and Christian Humanism, however these were the main factors....   [tags: Papers] 1279 words
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The Progressive Era - The Progressive Era was a period that exposed the contradictions found in American society in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Theodore Roosevelt summed up the Progressive/Reform feeling in his "Square Deal" speech - that it was all about morals, not economics. His goal was the "moral regeneration of the business world." He preached that it was wrong for some people to get ahead in business and politics by tricks and schemes, while others were cheated out of the opportunity. This was the kind of talk that millions of Americans from all areas of society could understand and respond to....   [tags: American Reform Movement]
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U.s. And Swedish Trends In Tax Reform - U.S. and Swedish Trends in Tax Reform Tax reform has become a major governmental policy issue in the United States as well as in the rest of the world. Countries are attempting to balance both economic efficiency and provide equity in taxation. Governments are looking to rewrite tax codes to minimize their impact on economic growth. Specifically, governments throughout the world are attempting to preserve incentives built into taxation to maximize economic efficiency. At the same time, these governments are trying to cope with the growth in social welfare programs throughout the past three decades....   [tags: essays research papers] 1029 words
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The Liberal Government and Setting Up a Welfare State in Britain - The Liberal Government and Setting Up a Welfare State in Britain A welfare state is a state with social services controlled or financed by the Government. These services aim to protect society's weakest members from the cradle to the grave; from birth to death. As Beveridge described it, a welfare state is the provision of services for the prevention of "disease, squalor, want, idleness and ignorance." As the national Government from 1906 to 1914, the Liberals passed several reforms which many, including the historian G....   [tags: Papers] 879 words
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The Historical Development of the Welfare State Since 1945 - The Historical Development of the Welfare State Since 1945 In this task I am going to examine and describe how the welfare state was invented and developed since 1945. The welfare state as we know it today was a far cry from the Elizabethan England where people were offered no security and, in desperation, were forced to beg the streets in order to survive. In these times only the very minimum security was offered to the elderly, however the unemployed were left to starve to death....   [tags: Papers] 1330 words
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Globalization and Human Welfare - ... When we analyze trade in terms of agriculture, investment, intellectual property rights we can see that the 1994 trade Agreement on Agriculture provided framework for the long term reform of agriculture trade and domestic policies, made a decisive move towards the objective of the increased market orientation in agricultural trade and advocated universal reductions in trade protection, farm subsidies and government intervention (WTO, 1994). Agreement on Agriculture reconstructed food security as market relation, privileging corporate agriculture and putting small farmers at disadvantage....   [tags: International Free Trade, Global Commerce] 1642 words
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The Liberal Adoption of a Policy of Social Reform in the Period 1906-1914 - The Liberal Adoption of a Policy of Social Reform in the Period 1906-1914 There are many issues to examine when answering the question of what prompted the Social reforms of 1906-1914 such as the changing ideas of the British public and national efficiency which was decreasing. In the period of 1906-1914, the social reform acts were passed in parliament by the Liberal government under Herbert Asquith PM, Lloyd-George MP and Winston Churchill MP. These acts laid the foundations of a basic welfare state on which our current welfare state was built from....   [tags: Papers] 1017 words
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Prison Reform is Necessary: Must Focus on Respect for Human Life - Prison Reforms A Prison Reform is defined as the act of improving the surroundings in which prisoners are exposed to while in prisons, with an aim of administering an effective and efficient punishment to the inmate. The reforms are carried out with major goal of ensuring that the various regulations stipulated in prison manuals, sentence that are to be delivered in courts and all other kinds of legislations are effected to the letter. With the reforms, a new direction of the penalty system is attained in each prison....   [tags: Law Enforcement, criminal justice system]
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School Vouchers: Parents Need a Choice - The 14th Amendment in the United States Constitution forbids states from denying any person life, liberty and property without due process of the law. It further states that any person, within a state’s jurisdiction, cannot be denied equal protection of its laws. This amendment protects all people. Chief Justice Clarence Thomas, in a 2002 ruling, stated reasons why school choice should be protected under the 14th Amendment. Justice Thomas wrote in defense of school choice, “Whatever the textual and historical merits of incorporating the Establishment Clause, I can accept that the Fourteenth Amendment protects religious liberty rights....   [tags: school choice, school reform]
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The Living Wage Movement - The Living Wage Movement The living wage movement is an economic reform movement that has become one of the most important public policy issues that has come up within the last 10 years. Although there is no single definition, it is often defined as an hourly salary that allows working families of four to have an income that is above the federal poverty line. This means that the livable wage laws often stipulate that hourly wages should be two to three times above the federal Mininum wage. However, unlike the Mininum wage, the living wage has so far only been enacted on the county and city level....   [tags: Poverty Welfare Work Poor Essays]
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Reform Schools as a Response to mid 19th Century Juvenile Crime - Reform Schools as a Response to mid 19th Century Juvenile Crime From the onset of the Industrial revolution, Britain saw overcrowding in all of her major cities. The workforce that previously found its employment in agriculture now had to descend upon the cities in order to survive. These large numbers of people were focused in small areas around British cities, and without the readiness of employment or occupation there was a high crime rate complemented by an ever-increasing population....   [tags: Papers] 1213 words
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THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENT PARTY SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS ON HEALTH CARE REFORM IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND GERMANY - ... That is, the ruling party in Germany has done more common platform that can be entered into all segments of society. The absence of a dominant party encourages political parties in the German coalition to gain the support of voters and win elections. They took a middle path that can represent the wide swings society (Finer 1975, 3, 12, 31). Germany several times ruled by the coalition parties. The SPD did coalition with liberals Party in 1969-1982 (van Kersbergen 1995, 2, 29, 231). The Grand Coalition between the CDU / CSU and the SPD in the period 2005-2009....   [tags: labour party, national health service]
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Chile Water Privatization - Justification for intervention for economic regulatory efforts arises out of alleged inability of the marketplace to deal with particular structural problems. Of course, details of any program often reflect political force, not reasoned argument. Yet thoughtful justification is still needed when programs are evaluated.[1] The case of water reform in Chile is an interesting one. First of all, it allows us to think about a situation where regulatory reforms face political decision-making through the outcome of proposed legislation....   [tags: Water Reform Chile] 1518 words
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The Welfare System - My speech is about the welfare system, how it works, why people go on it and why some adjustments need to be made. The welfare program is for anyone who needs help with money or is low on money. People who go on this program are one of the following: disabled, sick, student, unemployed, drug addict or are raising children. If you are disabled, sick, student, unemployed, or raising children they will provide you with basic living needs. Every year thousands of people go on welfare because they are low on money....   [tags: Welfare] 525 words
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The State of Welfare - The welfare system in the United States performs a wide variety of functions to assist people who have fallen onto hard times. Welfare programs are an evolution of the British Poor Laws whose roots lie in basic charity and the human ideology that one should aid those less fortunate. Today’s welfare system , being controlled by the state and federal governments are by no means perfect, but they do provide a more stable form of assistance so that the people of the United States know that if they fall into dire times, there is a safety net....   [tags: Welfare]
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Citizen Protest - ... In result of stepping down from power Mubarak established himself as a skilled leader for taking the advice of his people and putting the wants of his people before himself in order to do what was best for his country. The possibility of continued protest would have resulted in the devastation of his country. Hitler, the notorious ruler of Nazi Germany, was anything but a gracious man. Hitler cast aside that Jews that lived in his empire to concentration camps where Nazis would burn thousands of Jews in gas chambers who were “deemed ‘unworthy of life’ because of mental illness or physical disability” (“Gassing Operations” 1)....   [tags: Political Unrest, Reform, Germany, Middle East]
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Welfare Agencies Distribution of Services - Introduction Spratt and Daveney (2009) carried out a research for contribution to how welfare agencies define and provide services to Families with multiple problems. They assumed existing systems doesn’t reflect full understanding of this service user group. This review seeks to establish the relevance of this research to this social problem and its contribution to the study. Literature Review To establish the relevance of this research, Spratt and Daveney carried out a literature review which identified child welfare systems in Australia, USA and United Kingdom as not designed to define families with multiple problems within context....   [tags: Welfare]
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The Dramatic Shift of the Underlining Philosophy and Theoretical Concept Behind Adult Social Care Service Provisions in the United Kingdom - The legislative frameworks developed in more than the last five decades in order to meet the objectives of the governing political party social policies have had produced a mixed result both on the social work practice and a range of adult service user groups. The enactment of NHS and Community Care Act 1990, hereafter referred as NHSCCA 1990, has dramatically shifted the underlining philosophy and theoretical concept behind adult social care service provisions in the United Kingdom (Brayne and Carr 2008: 438)....   [tags: Social Reform] 745 words
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Arguments Against a Welfare State - America is the greatest nation in the world. That is a sentence that has been stated many times by many different people, for many different reasons. Whether those reasons are militarily related, based on global political influence, or even economically. However one reason that this statement is repeated over and over again is the fact that America is the “land of opportunity”, a place where anyone can come, work hard and make something of themselves. No matter your age, race, religion, gender or creed, in America you have the opportunity to make something better for yourself and your family....   [tags: Welfare System] 1501 words
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Finding the Nation: The Issues with Modern Immigration Policies in the United States - ... In this argument Hornberger takes the more deductive approach of addressing his opinions or solutions to many of the concerns that have led the American people to question whether immigration laws should be more strictly enforced or relaxed. The three concerns mentioned that stood out amongst others are: immigrant abuse of welfare, an increase of drug trafficking, and an increased admission of terrorists into the United States. Starting with the welfare concern, Hornberger suggest that immigrants should be excempt from the entire welfare system in itself....   [tags: Reform, Government, Immigration] 1466 words
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Welfare - Welfare In the recent February article of the Los Angeles Times, Clinton has announced to go on with a plan to help people of welfare. Clinton challenged corporate bosses five months ago to take people in from welfare and trained them. One of the main contributors of the project is a chief executive officer of the Monsanto Ca., the nation's fourth largest chemical maker. Clinton singled out the Monsanto company and other companies for helping out welfare workers. Monsanto has hired five recipient and found almost twenty more jobs for others....   [tags: essays research papers] 636 words
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Stereotyping and the Welfare Family - Stereotyping and the Welfare Family        There were times when I would pick up my little brother when he was covered in dirt from playing, laugh at his smudged little face and say, "you look like a little welfare baby." This was funny to me, it was easy to make light of the welfare system. Welfare recipients were lower class, which made for easier targets of ridicule. Truth be told, my family wasn't much higher on the economic scale. There were times when my mother had to use food stamps to make ends meat....   [tags: Stereotypes and Welfare]
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Scientifically Based Research School Reform - The policy mandates that school reforms and practices should be grounded on “Scientifically Based Research” and employ educators that are “Highly Qualified” (Manna & Petrilli, 2008, p. 63). The “Scientifically Based Research” (SBR) and “Highly Qualified” (HQ) teachers are supposedly, fruits of collaboration between educational researchers and the policy makers. Regretfully, the overuse phrases have become mantras and in the process the real definitions of the words or how they are supposed to be implemented is convoluted....   [tags: Education reform, educational reform] 1544 words
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Mandatory Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients - The process of drug testing individuals who are applying or receiving welfare benefits has recently become the focus of a widely spread controversy. Florida, the first state to pass the law, now requires all individuals applying for public assistance to undergo drug testing. The state of Kentucky, among others, have considered following this trend. State lawmakers hope to prevent the squandering of taxpayer dollars on drugs by proposing similar guidelines. Alabama’s states representative Kerry Rich clearly affirmed his state’s position on the matter, “I don’t think the taxpayers should have to help fund somebody’s drug habit” (qtd....   [tags: Require Drug Testing to Receive Welfare]
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Healthcare Reform Bill - My grandmother was diagnosed with Leukemia and Lymphoma of the blood on December 13th 2008. For two months my family and I watched my grandmother deteriorate in her hospital bed. No matter how many blood transfusions or chemotherapy she went through it was not enough to save her, she died on February 13, 2008. If it had not been for our family providing additional medical costs, she would not have been alive as long as she was. Unfortunately, not every American can afford to finance additional expensive procedures....   [tags: Healthcare, Healthcare Reform, USA, ]
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Turnell and Edwards’ Signs of Safety and Child Welfare - ... Recidivism is a definite problem in juvenile justice so acknowledging strengths in the family or the juvenile themselves may keep juveniles from returning to the system. Another principle of the Signs of Safety model that could be applied to juvenile justice is focusing on creating small changes. “Think about, discuss, and work towards small changes. Don’t become frustrated when big goals are not immediately achieved. Focus on small, attainable goals and acknowledge when they have been achieved” (Turnell & Edwards, 1999, p....   [tags: Child Welfare Essays]
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Education Reform and Partisan Propaganda - It is likely that in our lifetime we will witness some form of educational reform. We need to be involved in this process to ensure that the reformed educational system focuses on knowledge, not propaganda. Education is the most powerful propaganda known to man. The subtle seduction of education can accomplish what legions of soldiers cannot. It can change the prospects of a generation. It can illuminate the darkest corners of the mind. It can shade the luminous opportunities of the future. A good education can ennoble a populace, granting them access to true knowledge, freeing them from the chains of ignorance and despair....   [tags: Educational reform, politics] 699 words
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The U.S. Must Reform Immigration - ... Unfortunately, unemployment is on the rise and immigrants seem to be a strong contributor to this dilemma. A disproportionate number of under-skilled and entry-level Americans are unable to hold down jobs when there are a multitude of undocumented workers willing to work for pay far beneath the standard minimum wage rate. As the number of illegal immigrants grow in a community, so does the unemployment numbers, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and gang violence. Why should we provide amnesty to a group of people who didn’t respect our country’s laws enough to follow a legal process to come here....   [tags: immigration reform, illegal immigration] 1032 words
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Welfare - ... Also, when the poor get on welfare, they do not have to have any proof that they are looking for a job or anywhere close to start. This leads to welfare dependency which is when a family depends on money from the government for the supplement of an income for a prolonged period of time. Our country was built on strong people working their way to where we are today, not people relying on others’ tax dollars to provide for their laziness. The US Census Bureau made a chart consisting of the old age dependency ratio, which was the number of people who were at the age of 65 or above relative to the ages 15-64, from 2005 and 2050....   [tags: Poverty, British Poor Laws]
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Welfare - ... If the citizens that use welfare are not abusing the system then there should be no reason to debate weather or not the testing should be imposed. With a direct connection to drug users is the fraud on welfare. Fraud increasingly grows with the current welfare system which means in a sense, that tax payers are buying more drugs other than the cough medicine on their shopping lists. Simply tracking ebt cards for unusual purchases could save tax payers a lot of money and decrease those that abuse this form of support....   [tags: Govenment, Economy, Income]
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Gendering the Welfare State - Gendering the Welfare State The impetus for the creation of welfare in the United States was children . Children are viewed as a social good— the good students (or the troubled youth) of tomorrow or the devoted worker (or the unemployed worker) of the future. However rampant the notion of the free-market, capitalist society, children, argued proponents, are not autonomous beings and should not be treated as so. Therefore, it was morally right and just to create a program providing for children who could not be provided for....   [tags: United States Politics Welfare Papers]
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From Welfare To Workfare - From Welfare to Workfare      There's an old joke that goes something like... Where do you hide a welfare recipient's cheque, where he'll never find it. Under his work boots. When Mike Harris was campaigning for the Progressive conservative party in 1994 he promised a "common sense revolution". This mixed with the huge unpopularity of Bob Ray's policies, made him a favourite for the upcoming election. With this new "common sense revolution", came Ontario Works, or workfare. (a program designed to help recipients find their cheques) The workfare topic was a huge issue to voters, and will effect not only the thousands of Ontario welfare recipients but every Ontarioan in one way or another....   [tags: Canada Work Welfare Jobs Essays]
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Forces and Factors That Impact School Reform - There are many forces and factors that impact school reform. Forces include all stakeholders such as students, staff members, parents, and community members. Factors refer to internal and external aspects of planning and implementation. Combined, forces and factors can positively affect school change when done with transparency, inclusion, and analysis. Forces within a school comprise students, teachers, administrators, non certified personnel, parents, district leaders, and community members. Student involvement in school improvement is critical to the process of change....   [tags: Education reform, teachers, teaching]
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Security Sector Reform and a Sustainable Peace - ... Both of these counties have tried to reform their security sectors but the armies have failed in both cases. This is clearly seen in the paragraph preceding this one for Afghanistan. In similar fashion the Iraqi army has also failed to be reformed. This is a quote from a digital document that was about the SSR of the Iraqi military police force it states, “The Iraqi Police Service (IPS) is largely viewed as ineffective, riddled with factionalism and is infiltrated at all levels by militias and criminal gangs.”(Abdurrahman al-Shayyal) This quote shows that the military and police forces are corrupted and weren’t supervised in their transition....   [tags: Politics, Security, Reform]
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Homelessness - Homelessness is a serious problem in our society. Every night in our nation thousands of people are on the streets. This type of behavior is considered deviant because it does not reflect the norms and values of our society. In many cases the homeless people in our country are treated as total outcasts. Many of these people have severe mental disorders. Some are victims of an economy that has failed them. One may ask how such harsh situations exist in such an advanced society. With all the money and programs created to help people it seems ridiculous that this behavior exists....   [tags: Homeless families, social reform, outreach]
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Freedom - Freedom remains the sole basis for American society as we know it. Without freedom the great nation of America would have never been founded. To understand the true principles of freedom, one must understand the scope of the word. Philosophical freedom encompasses the ability to make choices without restraints, while political freedom is the state of being free rather than in physical confinement. Despite the importance of these ideas to our founding fathers, freedom has lost much of its importance in modern American society....   [tags: Society Politics Freedom Liberty, reform] 1307 words
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The Reform of the Electoral College - The United States, well known for its democracy, holds elections every four years to elect its President. Every American citizen over the age of 18 has a right to cast a vote in the presidential election. The voting process, although it seems easy and straightforward, can be very complicated. In fact in the 2000 election, more Americans voted for Al Gore to be president, but George Bush won. The reason for this strange outcome and why he lost was because of the Electoral College. The Electoral College is voting system where different states are given a certain amount of votes in the election, and which ever candidate wins a state, is given that state’s votes....   [tags: Political Reform]
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Views on Health Care Reform Evaluated - While many political issues are controversial and emotional for voters in America, few issues have created an outcry in recent years like the debate over health care reform. The arguments for and against such a comprehensive overhaul of the United States health care system are numerous and wide-ranging, as demonstrated by the scores of showings of support and protest against it. While it seems unlikely that few in the country could understand all of the ramifications of such a large bill, virtually everyone could find something they liked or did not like in the bill....   [tags: Debate Over Health Care Reform]
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All Systems Go: The Change Imperative for Whole System Reform, by Michael Fullan - ... Recognizing and knowing the difference between good and bad collaboration and when to have it at all. When you have strategies with precision the quality and speed of change is increased at greater acceleration. In the end the big idea of all means all and you cannot reform in chunks. In chapter two, Fullan emphasizes that education should consist of higher order thinking skills for all in the system, and advocates for a small number of instructional priorities to include a movement towards deeper skills and “application to functioning in dynamic societies of the future” (p....   [tags: school reform]
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A High School Senior's Ideas on How to Reform the Educational System - Who wants to read yet another dose of “how to change our schools” given that everybody thinks they are an expert on the topic and the debate, if it can be called that, has been mired in the stagnant swamp of politics. Well, to answer my own question, not many people who have a life. My hypothesis regarding the plethora of well-intentioned (95% of them anyways) misguided, ineffective reform plans is that none of them really consider four variables that are crucial to any new effective reform efforts....   [tags: education reform, ] 1371 words
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Health Care Reform: Was Universal Health Care the Answer? - What is universal health care. Universal health care is a form of health coverage which is provided by a government so that all of its citizens have access to health services. In the universal health care is a system of providing health coverage for any and all willing participants. This is usually through a government program, funded by taxes. The United States is the only developed country in the world to not have a universal health care system for its citizens. Medicaid and Medicare do not count because they target a select group of citizens....   [tags: Healthcare Reform, Obama Care]
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Healthcare Reform: A Look at the Kaiser Permanente Model - It is terrifying to discover that you have terminal cancer. What is more terrifying is being left uninsured. This is what happened to one Californian. He lost his job due to recession cuts and tried to get onto his wife’s insurance coverage. However, she too lost her job and insurance. So now this man is left at home writing in pain because he cannot access pain killers. With his economic background, it is difficult to access federal coverage. There are problems like this occurring every day. I believe that we need to improve not only the amount of people covered by health insurance, but the quality as well....   [tags: healthcare, health care reform]
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The Ineffectiveness of Education Reform - On January 8, 2002 President Bush signed into law the Leave No Child Behind Act, which significantly changes how public schools receive federal funding. This bipartisan-supported attempt at reform, the first of this magnitude since the Elementary-Secondary Education Act of 1965, shows a dedicated concern to improving education. However, it is not plausible a punishment/rewards system will positively improve schools on a large scale as a nationwide policy should. President Bush’s apparent prioritizing of schools is the positive stance for the federal government to take on this issue, especially at a time when domestic concerns could be overshadowed by global tensions and war activities....   [tags: Education Reform Essays] 553 words
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Health Care Reform in the United States - “We will pass reform that lowers cost, promotes choice, and provides coverage that every American can count on. And we will do it this year.” The preceding is a powerful statement from the newly elected President Barak H. Obama. One of the main aspects of both political campaigns was health care reform. The above quote shows passion and encouragement, but the quotes about health care do not end there. Georgian republican gubernatorial candidate and health care policy maker John Oxendine expressed: “Their proposal would virtually devastate the private healthcare sector in this country along with competition and patient choice, by replacing it with bureaucratic planning and government control....   [tags: health care reform, President Barak Obama] 1872 words
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Health Care Reform: Is Public Opinion In? - Health Care Reform is a nothing new to Americans. Americans have been fighting this battle for a long time. We have reached the point where we must a change. We must change something at this point it almost doesn’t matter what we do as long as it’s something different than we have. The insurance companies are making huge profits already, yet Americans receive some of the poorest care in the world. We spend twice as much on procedures than other countries spend. Countries like United Kingdom, France or in Canada spend much less on their procedures....   [tags: Health Care Reform, HealthCare, Health Care, Obama]
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The Current Status of Health Care Reform - Health Care Reform is a concern for people that have health insurance, for those that can’t afford health insurance and the price of healthcare for all of us. There are the difference views on Health Care Reform: The healthcare view, the public opinion and The House and the Senate. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid will withhold 2% of base payments that would serve as incentive payments to hospital based on their total performance score derived from separate domains. The current domains include process measure, outcome and patient satisfaction....   [tags: Health Care Reform, Health Care, Healthcare, USA, ] 573 words
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It's Time for Education Reform -   In "Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction," Ralph Tyler stated that we should determine what our children need to learn through analysis of contemporary society (1949). I argue further that we must teach beyond today's situation to prepare our students for an uncertain future. All things considered, students' minimal exposure to technology in schools is mystifying. How can we prepare our students for tomorrow's world when we continue to teach with methods and materials from yesterday....   [tags: Education Reform Essays] 934 words
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An Evaluation Of The Nigerian Pension Reform - Pension Reform evokes certain primary questions: what is a Pension System. What is its essence. Why do governments interfere in this area throughout the industrial world and increasingly in developing countries. (Modigliani and Murahlidhar, 2004). 2.1.1 The Concept of Pension Pensions are a form of Social Security for the retired. It is meant to serve as a supplementary source of income to retired workers when their current earning power ceases (Modigliani and Murahlidhar, 2004). It has been defined as "a sum of money paid regularly to a person who no longer works because of age, disablement etc., or to his widow or dependent children, by the state, by his former employers or from funds to which he and his employers have both contributed" (Onifade, 2001)....   [tags: Pension Retirement Policy Reform] 1051 words
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Welfare - Welfare1 The United States or The United Welfare States - A Cost Benefit Analysis The role of welfare within our society has always been controversial. This problem emphasizes the need to understand the roles of variable factors when pertaining to the subject of welfare within our society. The proposed analysis will address the phenomenon of welfare assistance and several factors which may contribute to the increase or decrease of welfare assistance to the poor in 4 ways: (1) by defining major concepts and any other concepts about which there is likely to be misunderstanding, (2) by further examining the past history pertaining to the subject of welfare assistance within the United States, (3) by developing the formulation of a hypothesis which will provide for an explanation of welfare, and finally (4) determining whether or not the benefits of welfare assistance outweigh the cost....   [tags: essays papers]
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welfare - Images of Welfare “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands: one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” These words are uttered in elementary schools, high schools, and various events and meetings throughout the nation everyday. We usually do not associate the image of welfare with the American flag or think about it as we recite the allegiance. We, however, associate it with images of prosperity and freedom....   [tags: essays research papers] 413 words
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Welfare - Welfare Welfare is a government program that provides money, medical care, food, housing, and other things that people need in order to survive. People who can receive help from these welfare programs are children, elders, disabled, and others who cannot support their families on their current income. Another name for welfare is public assistance. There are many organizations that supply this public assistance. Such as Salvation Army and other groups. Public assistance benefits help many people who live below the poverty line, an income level is established for families....   [tags: essays papers] 853 words
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Welfare - To what extent do you believe the government should be involved in welfare today. Under the old welfare system, founded during the Great Depression, the federal government provided fairly uniform benefits to the nation’s poor – mostly mothers and children – with out regard to the details of their personal circumstances, and with no time limit. But as the times changed, changes that should have been made years ago, didn’t become effective until the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act in August of 1996....   [tags: essays research papers] 846 words
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Welfare - How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work Many struggle to live without government aid and other public assistance, but now we are living in a system where people went from welfare to work and back to welfare with a slowing economy those who got off of welfare went on make 9 to 12 hour for the first time in there lives and now what is happening once again is the is that people are back to a lower paying jobs or no job having to make a decisions about the ends justifying the means the authors talk a lot about what a mother would have to go through in order to make ends meet, but what they did not speak of is the single moms who are making it on low end paying jobs....   [tags: essays research papers] 789 words
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Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Tax Reform Plan Recommendation - ... • Taxes 100 percent of Social Security benefits, eliminates the elderly credit, and provides two new non-refundable credits: Creates a non-refundable credit for Social Security beneficiaries equal to 15 percent of the current standard deduction. Creates a non-refundable credit equal to 15 percent of an individual’s Social Security benefits. Phases in an increase in the wage base for Social Security taxes so that it eventually covers 90 percent of earnings. Corporate Taxes: Reduces corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 27 percent Eliminates many tax expenditures including the domestic production deduction, the research and experimentation credit, and accelerated depreciation for rental housing Retains deferral of income for controlled foreign corporations The Bipartisan Policy Center Tax Reform Plan Advantages and Disadvantages for Texas The BPC plan poses some advantages that make it an ideal tool for working towards a bipartisan solution for comprehensive tax reform....   [tags: government, tax reform]
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Affordable Health Care: A Review of the 2010 HealthCare Reform Bill - After months of substantial and aggressive deliberation around the United States, particularly in Washington, the HealthCare Reform of 2010 also known as the Affordable Care Act, was passed with a filibuster favorable to Democrats and signed into office on March 23rd by President Barrack Obama. Though it is intricately detailed, the ideal purposes as promised by those who promoted it are to provide inexpensive and uncomplicated health insurance to citizens along with enhanced coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, beneficial prescription drug provisions and changes to tax credits....   [tags: Healthcare, Obama, health care reform]
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The Typical Progression a Child Makes through a State Welfare System - The Typical Progression a Child Makes through a State Welfare System The paper and diagram below describe the typical progression a child makes through a state welfare system. Each figure in the diagram below links to a specific decision point described in the paper, which begins immediately after the diagram. This chart provides a model, which highlights typical decision points on a child's journey through the current foster care system. Although the format is based on federal and common state law and practice, nevertheless it is only a model....   [tags: Foster Care Child Welfare Human Services Essays]
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Comparing Welfare Benefits of Arizona and Alaska - ... In other words, the Alaskan TANF provides various welfare benefits to eligible individuals and families. First, families who have a job-ready worker receive short-term monetary assistance through a diversion program (Alaska Office of the Governor and Department of Health &Social Services, 2011). These diversion payments are usually aimed at helping families meet their needs as they await their job-ready members to get or retain jobs. Second, the TANF in Alaska has enabled families to receive child care services through the Parents Achieving Self-Sufficiency (PASS) program (Alaska Office of the Governor and Department of Health &Social Services, 2011)....   [tags: compare contrast]
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British Welfare Reforms Between 1880-1914 - After 1880 reforms were being introduced that began to improve Britain, many in particular by the Liberals from 1906 onwards. However was this happening for the benefit of the people and their humanitarian needs or was it just a tactical motive for those who were introducing the reforms. During this period the condition of much of Britain was incredibly poor and something desperately needed to be done. Reforms such as extending the franchise in 1884-85 meant a process was beginning that gave a larger majority a voice as to who ran the country but not as to what actually happened....   [tags: European History] 886 words
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The Success of the Welfare State - The Success of the Welfare State The term “welfare state” refers to the provisions made by a state intended to protect its citizens from social problems – principally ill health, unemployment, poor housing and lack of access to education. This essay will study the British experience of the welfare state and its initial aims and consider whether its modern form has succeeded in fulfilling them. Welfare provision is characterised, in Fulcher and Scott’s view (1999/2003), by a varying amount of compromise between two polarised viewpoints: the market model, where citizens purchase healthcare, education and the like privately, against the welfare-state model, where the state fulfils welfare needs....   [tags: Papers] 1301 words
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The Modern Welfare State of the 1906-1914 - The Modern Welfare State of the 1906-1914 Before 1906, the British governments had little involvement in the everyday lives of the people: Gladstone in particular advocated the policies of ‘self help’ and Lassiez-faire’- the government should have minimal interference in the lives of citizens. However, from 1906 onwards, the British public began to benefit from a number of reforms such as pensions and childcare which they had never received before. Whether this could be described as the beginnings of the welfare state depends on the perspective: certainly government involvement increased but these reforms didn’t affect every citizen in all areas of life, suggesting that the changes weren’t as dramatic as they appeared....   [tags: Papers] 1041 words
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The British Welfare State - The idea behind the welfare state was to relieve poverty, reduce inequality, and achieve greater social integration and solidarity, and in Britain these aims were sorely wanted after world war two . This desire for the welfare state was rooted in many causes. To fully understand these cause we have to start out not at the 1941 beginnings of the large scale welfare state but to 1598. One of the main motivating factors behind this desire towards a welfare state was the universal hatred of the so called "Poor laws." These were a series of laws governing aid (feeding, education, and health) to the poorest of society....   [tags: European History] 2204 words
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General Welfare - Final Thoughts When I first started to write about general welfare, I at first thought it might be a two, three maybe four part article, but it eventually morphed into TEN and now eleven parts, and I still did not cover all that I wanted to. I was however was able to cover the various arguments and circumstances surrounding the term “general welfare” in many respects. Throughout the discussion we have covered some of its first origins and uses, how it came to be part of the Constitution, and the debates about it after the Convention finished, and leading up to when the Supreme Court started to hear arguments over it [which is another entire discussion in itself]....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Argumentation on TANF a form of Medicaid - Argumentation on TANF a form of Medicaid North Carolina’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is one of the primary forms of Medicaid. TANF is also called Work First, which is based on the premise that parents have a responsibility to support themselves and their children. Through Work First, parents can get short-term training and other services to help them become employed and self-sufficient later on, but the responsibility is theirs to find the actual job. Most families have two years or less to move off Work First Family Assistance and after that they are completely on their own....   [tags: Welfare]
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Animal Welfare - Animal welfare is a fairly recent, yet troubling argument in society. This subject is a strong argument on a variety of opinions. Animal welfare has become a major issue and has grown internationally. The human concern and the safety and rights of animals is the meaning of the concept of animal welfare. Through decades of animal welfare, people fight to prevent the action of animal cruelty and bring help towards animal rights. Towards animal welfare comes the aspect of animal cruelty. Animal cruelty is a fairly recent subject that has affected society....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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We Must Reform Teacher Tenure - Teacher tenure is life-long job protection for teachers who have been employed as a teacher for one or more years depending on the state. The purpose of teacher tenure is to protect teachers from being fired for political or personal reasons. It also prevents school districts from eliminating experienced teachers in favor of less expensive teachers. The fundamental problem with teacher tenure is that it is given to a teacher after only one year on the job and requires little to no additional effort....   [tags: How Not to Reform Teacher Tenure]
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Healthcare Reform: Healthcare That's Concerned With Health - One of the greatest issues facing the nation today is the number of people who do not have access to health care coverage. Americans are struggling to pay medical bills and are accumulating medical debt at an alarming rate. Approximately two-thirds of the working-age population are uninsured or underinsured and did not seek health care due to the cost. “More than two in five adults in the 19-to-64 age group reported problems paying medical bills” (Quality of Care, 2010). Their difficulties include not being able to afford medical attention when needed, running up medical debts, dealing with collection agencies about unpaid bills, or having to change their lifestyle to repay medical debts....   [tags: Health Care, health care reform]
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Education Reform: Areas of Education that Need Attention - “Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts” (Adams Para 1). The issues within the education system are having negative effects on education and the students. Even though there are more and more students taking advanced courses in high school each year, it does not mean students are receiving a proper and fulfilled education (Wagner Para 4). It is not only the educators problem to fix but also the people (Boyer Para 2). Statistics have shown that foreign countries’ students are moving up in areas, such as math and science, and are surpassing American students (Werner Para 4)....   [tags: NCLB, educational reform]
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Exemplification Essay: Welfare, A Vicious Circle -     It's Diana's turn at the tiny glass window. Her face burns red with shame as she is handed her monthly check. Two small children tug at her dress, their stomachs growling from a day without food. She looks down at her two children, her face filled with pain and guilt. What had happened to their happy life. With just the stroke of the pen across a divorce decree, Diana and her children were thrust into the humiliation of the welfare line. For two years now, Diana has tried to get back on her feet, but with only a high school diploma, she can't find a job to support her family....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]
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America Needs Education Reform - We now know a few things about CEOs. Their job is to make their organizations look good, however troubled and ineffective they might be. They do not feel obligated to divulge troubling information that might affect public confidence, cause valuable employees to leave, or make it difficult to recruit in the future. Education CEOs are no exception. I have learned, in the course of research on the leadership problems of big-city school districts, that superintendents also need to downplay problems....   [tags: Education Reform Essays] 503 words
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The Labour Government as The Creator Of The Welfare State - The Labour Government as The Creator Of The Welfare State A Welfare State is a system in which the government undertakes responsibility for the well being of its population, through unemployment insurance, old age pensions and other social security measures. In order to achieve this the Labour Government of 1945-51 introduced a number of reforms, including the National Insurance Act of 1946 and the Education Act. They also managed to achieve full employment, a target never met before in Britain....   [tags: Papers] 1021 words
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Immigration Reform - ... In 1977 ‘country specific quotas’ were also enacted. According to the article, 60% of immigrants in the U.S. have emigrated here from Mexico, and this increased emigration of immigrants from Mexico tends to occur when the American economy is improving or the Mexican economy is doing worse off. According to Orrenius and Zavodny, the majority of these immigrants come to the U.S. because they are looking for work, explaining the unauthorized immigrant labor participate rate of 94% in 2008. The problem addressed in this article is the lack of social mobility that immigrants have when they come to the United States....   [tags: Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, Immigration]
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Education Reform - ... The other part of this voucher system is the publicly funded half of the entire school choice policy reform. “Publicly funded vouchers are paid for with taxpayer dollars,” which creates problems within school systems in states. The difference is these vouchers can be used in both privately and publicly funded systems (Goodman, 2002). There are only a handful of school systems that used the publicly funded voucher system, and again its costs and benefits are similar in the fact that the benefits barely outweigh the costs....   [tags: public schools, United States, school choice]
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