HHS 201 – Week 3 DQ 1
The Social Welfare System
Discuss some of the most significant welfare programs and policies in the American human services system, and describe the impact these programs and policies have made throughout history. Think about the many program that we have for the elderly, the underserved, children, and veterans – what would we do without them? Consider the effectiveness of policies for social security benefits, medical care, and food vouchers. Are the policies successful in providing necessary assistance? Why or why not?
Review the case study on p.177 of your textbook – It’s Not Because We Made Bad Choices. What are your overall thoughts on this case? Does this story represent much of America right now?