WORD / CONCEPT BANK: Lets discuss what some of these terms mean
3 Branches of Govt 3 Levels of Govt Budget Debt Deficit Taxes
Types of Taxes Politics Healthcare Insurance Companies Premiums Uninsured Underinsured Pre-exisitng medical condition
Question: How do people pay for Healthcare? (Use salary or receive a job benefit)
Lets take a look at this thing they call the Debt limit...
Now lets look at Affordable Healthcare or Obama Care...
Now lets take a look at the federal government shutdown...
This video is the stereotypical "Its politics and its boring and I am sure it will just get fixed..."
This video is a more balanced overview: See how it impacts on a family...?
Final Comment: One of the reasons the citizenry of America are in this situation is because many Americans remain uninformed about what the government they elected is doing or not doing. If individual citizens take a "what is in it for me" attitude instead of "what is best for our country" attitude than this problem will continue to get worse until our country's stability is further eroded. This attitude can manifest itself in the politicians who represent us at the local, state, and federal level. If a politician supports and votes for issues primarily because of "what is best for my political party" instead of "what is best for our country" this will accelerate our national issues at home and abroad.
Homework: For tonight
1. Watch the Affordable Healthcare Video (9 minutes) with an Adult in your House and Discuss its impact on you.
2. Make a blog entry in the comment section (at end) of this posting that captures the main point of your discussion at home about the video. (Include what period you are in and first name only).