Poverty

By Mary and Shi

What is the poverty line

the estimated minimum level of income needed to secure the necessities of life.

Welfare to help with poverty

Medicaid

What is medicaid? How do you qualify?

  • It provide free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans, including some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

  • You may qualify for free or low-cost care through Medicaid based on income and family size. Some states have expanded Medicaid to cover more people because of the Affordable Care Act.

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Medicare

What is medicare? How do you qualify?

  • When you enroll for medicare, you will receive these benefits automatically and do not pay premiums for them.

  • Generally if you are under the age of 65 then you qualify but, if you are getting social security benefits then you don’t.

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What is Unemployment?

the state of being unemployed.

the state of being unemployed

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What is an unemployment rate?

is a measure of the prevalence of unemployment and it is calculated as a percentage by dividing the number of unemployed individuals by all individuals currently in the labor force

What is underemployment?

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not having enough paid work or not doing work that makes full use of their skills and abilities.

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