ECU SOCI 1010 - Social Change & Elder Care (3 pages)

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Continuation of discussion of federal budget/welfare programs. Discussed reading about elder care/Cassie's experiences with Medicaid, etc. Hill-Collins ideas on how to create coalitions for social change


Lecture number:
34
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
East Carolina University
Course:
Soci 1010 - Race, Gender, Class
Edition:
1
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SOCI 1010 1nd Edition Lecture 34 Outline of Last Lecture I The Big Idea II Social Change a Connection between individual society i Black White fraternities III Change through government policy a Welfare IV History of cash aid to families Outline of Current Lecture I Social change continued II Elder Care Cassie s experience III Hill Collins a The big idea b Creating coalitions for social change Current Lecture I Social change continued a Largest portion of federal budget goes to social security Medicare b In 2011 36 of federal budget went to SS Medicare i 25 defense veterans These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute II III ii 16 Medicaid food stamps TANF iii 6 interest on debt iv 9 health research unemployment v 2 law enforcement c Degree to which families do well on off TANF depends on the economy Elder Care Cassie s experience a A lot of people fall through cracks of getting help due to doing to well to qualify for programs they may need b Who qualifies and what you get may not leave people as well off as one may think c Cassie made 9 654 year in 2004 but still did not automatically qualify for Medicaid i In order to qualify for Medicaid income is looked at must fall below poverty line which is 9 310 year ii Cassie was above poverty line by 300 d Paid less for housing gets food stamps housing subsidy Medicare Medicaid sometimes e Some of Cassie s basic needs are not met i Had no lower denture ii Not covering food costs gets food donations iii 5 children had to pitch in to help iv Doesn t have any extra money f Lack of a high income doesn t come from the fact that Cassie didn t work she always worked just had lower income jobs type of work g Social security workers fund current retires if you live super long and get more SS then you put in nothing happens you continue getting payments don t get cut off h Spend Down i Amount of money your medical expenses are to make you qualify for Medicaid ii Medical expenses get subtracted from income if the figure made you financially needy Medicaid would kick in i Medicare not free i Pay premium ii Pay deductable before eligible iii Co insurances co pay Hill Collins Social Change a The big idea Hill Collins explores how inequalities based on race gender and class might be reduced b Creating coalitions for social change i Recognize difference in power ii Work for common cause iii Build empathy


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