Spending on Social Programs may improve Public Health, study says

After reading the results of a study published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), an analysis published in JAMA Internal Medicine on January 22nd found that although Americans’ out-of-pocket costs decreased 11.9 percent since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. On the other hand, health care insurance premiums have increased by 12.1 percent over the same period.

According to the Contagion Live, the research reveals that if Canadian provinces increased spending on Social Programs by 1 cent for every dollar spent on health care, they would see a 0.1 percent reduction in “potentially avoidable mortality.” Ap0.01 percent increase in overall life expectancy.

“Our analysis showed that increased social spending was positively associated with population health measures in Canada at the provincial level and that health spending did not have the same association. The ratio of social to health spending is a potential avenue through which the government can affect population health outcomes. The ratio of social to health spending is low, so redistributing money from health to social spending represents a small relative change in health spending,” CMAJ revealed.

Douglas E. Hough, Ph.D., a health economist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and author of Irrationality in Healthcare, believes there are points to be learned in the United States from the Canadian analysis. Hough did an analysis of the US healthcare system from a behavioral economics perspective.

“One of the curious things about policymakers in the United States is that they do not seem to connect health care spending and social spending—spending on housing, education, crime—when spending on these programs can lead to improvements in overall health. Poor housing can be linked with asthma, for example. In fact, I suspect we’d see the same impact of social spending in the United States as the authors in Canada found.”

Furthermore, this obviously makes sense but considering the ongoing dysfunction in Washington, convincing the legislators to achieve consensus on such complex issues may be far from execution.

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Man cleared after alleged theft of social welfare payments

Boniface Nshekoh, 44, originally from Cameroon, with an address at Lansdowne Valley Park, Drimnagh, Dublin, pleaded not guilty to charges under the Social Welfare Consolidation Act. He was acquitted after giving evidence at Dublin District Court that he just wants experience while helping out his brother-in-law who lived in Cameroon.

The 44-year-old man has been cleared of unlawfully obtaining €29,000 in social welfare payments as he makes “something of himself” and helped run a car exports firm.

He allegedly runs the business alone from February 2012 to October 2013 which involved in exporting used cars and car parts to Cameroon. It was also the prosecution’s case that he made six false declarations to the social welfare authorities.

In line with this, the trial heard that during this period he had bought 31 used cars and exported six cargo containers. However, since 2009 Department of Transport records revealed that he bought over 117 used cars and customs officials were aware he had shipped 13 cargo containers.

In evidence, Mr. Nshekoh said he bought car parts and previously owned cars which he exported in containers to his brother-in-law in Cameroon. The business continuously operates out of premises with a rent worth €300 a month. Defence solicitor Joseph Coonan said his client got tips of €50 per car which in total over seven years amounted to €5,850. He was also given the privilege to have the Jobseekers Allowance, as he was not working and should not be punished for “trying to make something of himself,” Mr. Coonan argued.

Furthermore, Judge John Brennan said it was a big enough business but noted Mr. Nshekoh’s parents were looked after by his brother-in-law in Cameroon, who they believed had also co-operated with the investigation. The case was dismissed and the judge said Mr. Nshekoh had appeared honest and so the evidence was accepted, Irish Times reported.

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Two Situations That Can Force a Person to Become Totally Dependent On Social Welfare Programs

Many of us tend to imagine that social welfare programs are for ‘losers’ and that there is no way we can end up being totally dependent on such programs. This is indeed why some of us say very nasty things about the social welfare programs. We simply don’t see how we could ever be totally dependent on such programs — and some of us go as far as arguing for the total abolishment of the social welfare programs. But it is always important to remember that there are situations where we could find ourselves actually being totally dependent on the social welfare programs we despise.

One situation that can force you, as a person who was previously independent, to become totally dependent on social welfare programs is ill health. Sometimes, people wake up and find themselves afflicted by chronic conditions that make it impossible for them to continue working. Such people often have no alternative, but to turn to social welfare programs, in order to continue surviving.

Another situation that can force you, as a person who was previously independent, to become totally dependent on social welfare programs is a change in labor market demands. This is where you can wake up one day, only to realize that the labor market doesn’t need your skills any more. In that case, you could start selling off the items you bought while you were working. Soon, you could find yourself going as far as selling your best vacuum for tiles. That is also the point at which you could be selling items like your best cordless vacuum cleaner for carpet. Then, once you don’t have any more such items to sell, you’d be forced to swallow your pride, and make an application for social welfare funds.

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How to Make Members of the Middle Class Less Hostile to Social Welfare Programs

Members of the middle class tend to exhibit open hostility to social welfare programs. They feel that, under the social welfare programs, ‘their’ money is being used ‘to pay people who are lazy and people who don’t want to take responsibility for their lives’. So they become resentful to the social welfare programs. Given this kind of background, it becomes necessary to figure out ways of making members of the middle class to be less hostile to social welfare programs.

One way to make members of the middle class to be less hostile to social welfare programs is by educating them on the importance of the programs, and how much worse the society would be without such programs. You can carry out this sort of education through public forums. You can also carry out the public education through email campaigns. In this day and age, when pretty much anybody can go to a site like SBCGlobal (that is, at Sbcglobal.net) and sign up for Sbcglobal.net email, it shouldn’t be too hard to carry out such an email-based educational campaign. You just need to ensure that the educators have solid points to back their arguments. Then you need to ensure that the community educators have at least as much confidence as Disney Channel actors, if they are to succeed and convincing the middle class skeptics.

The other way to make members of the middle class to be less hostile to social welfare programs is by addressing their concerns: and actually seeing to it that the social welfare programs indeed only benefit people who deserve.

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How to Improve the Social Welfare Programs

Many people have argued that American social welfare programs are not as good as they should be, and that there is a lot of room for their improvement. In our view, while American social welfare programs work quite well, there are at least a couple of things that can be done, to improve those programs even further.

The first thing that can be done, to improve the social welfare programs, is to make them more self-sustaining. The idea should be to have everyone contribute significantly to the program while they are able-bodied, so that when they run into misfortune, they can be catered for. What is contributed to the programs should then be invested, to make the programs truly self-sustaining.

The second thing that can be done, to improve the social welfare programs, is to ensure that only people who deserve help from these programs get such help – and that the help which is provided is adequate. It is better to have few beneficiaries who are well catered for, rather than having many beneficiaries, each of them getting a pittance. We have to admit that there is a limit to the numbers of people who can benefit from these programs. The programs are not like computer programs – such as the remote support programs (accessible at logmein123.com) which can always be scaled up to accommodate an ever-increasing number of people. There is a limit, and the US department of health and human services already knows that.

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Examining the Two Major Types of Buyers You are Likely to Deal With While Selling Headphones

There are two major types of buyers whom you are likely to deal with, while selling headphones. You need different strategies for dealing with each group of buyers.

The first type of buyers whom you are likely to deal with, while selling headphones, is that of buyers who simply purchase the headphones on impulse. In dealing with this group of headphone’s buyers, you need to appeal to the emotions. If, for instance, you are selling earbuds, you need to focus on your packaging: so that yours come across as the best earbuds in the market, “which are only available for a limited duration of time”. You also need to get your pricing right and indeed, you are only likely to be successful with this group of buyers if you can show them some sort of price advantage. Like, for instance, if you can demonstrate that yours are actually the best over-ear headphones under $200, you may get a few impulse buyers straight away.

The second type of buyers whom you are likely to deal with, while selling headphones, is that of buyers who buy the headphones on purpose: that is, non-impulse buyers. In dealing with this group of buyers, you need to appeal to the mind, to the intellect, on top of appealing to the emotions. That, as researchers from, say, the United States Army will tell you, is much more difficult than appealing to the emotions alone.

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