A major policy shift may affect Medicare and Medicaid recipients

The Trump Administration appears to focus on implementing policy where states may now require recipients of Medicaid and Medicare to seek some form of employment. The following is an excerpt from NBC News.  Medicaid is a federal-state collaboration covering more than 70 million people, or about 1 in 5 Americans, and that makes it the [...]

Religious Liberty Is Eroding in Canada. Here’s What Americans Should Learn.

If America and Canada surrender their leadership roles on religious liberty, religious minorities around the world will pay the price. In both the United States and Canada, the ability to work in government and pursue your dreams is becoming increasingly dependent on one’s beliefs about sexuality, biology, and the beginning of human life. These developments should concern [...]

Seattle’s Homelessness and poverty is part of a National Trend and Tragedy

People want to blame President Trump and his new tax plan. The reality is that while America is the most wealthiest nation, Congress (both Democrats and Republicans) have failed the American people. What follows is an excerpt from Kiro News.  American poverty Alston does not place American poverty on the current president. Rather, he points [...]

Op-Ed | 9th Circuit Appeals Court denies reinstatement of praying coach

Op-Ed | 9th Circuit Appeals Court denies reinstatement of praying coach

Seattle Times reporter, Mike Carter, published an article regarding the decision by the 9th Circuit Appeals court. According to the article, the decision to reinstate Bremerton assistant football court Joseph Kennedy was denied. The decision was published in a 62-page opinion on the court case. Carter's article appears to provide a brief summary on the [...]

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic in American Society is imperative

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic in American Society is imperative

What we do know is this: Substance use disorder creates a stronghold that prevents individuals from living productive and healthy lives. For this reason, "Substance misuse is a major public health challenge and priority for our nation" (Sylvia Matthews Burwell - Secretary US Department of Health and Human Services). Since this has become a major public health challenge, there is overwhelming evidence that supports policies and programs that focus on prevention, treatment, and sustained recovery (Burwell). What is leading this evidence is our advanced "...understanding of substance use..." as a "...chronic neurological disorder" (Burwell). A focused goal comes out of the report as the aligning of mainstream health care and substance use disorder treatment in order to address the overall health and wellness of an individual. 

Christianity and the presenting problem of poverty in America today

Christianity and the presenting problem of poverty in America today

So, what is the presenting problem in America today when it comes to the question of who is poor? It is my opinion that based on the review of the literature collected, that the answer are those who are lacking the ability to obtain the "necessities" of life in present post-modern American society: Namely, adequate, affordable housing, stable and gainful employment, appropriate and affordable health care and insurance, and the ability to save for retirement.