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Welfare Programs - Welfare Programs Of The 1960s

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As the use of these New Deal welfare programs exploded over several decades, the administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson of the 1960s saw a resurgence of public interest in issues regarding minorities, the poor, and children. During this time, new welfare programs were created to help address the continued spread of poverty, homelessness, hunger, and medical problems—difficulties that plagued many of America's citizens. The Food Stamp Act of the 1960s attempted to address the nation's problem of hunger by providing another means-tested program for the poor, the disabled, and single-parent households, in the form of food stamps. Also established was the Medicaid program, which was means-tested and offered medical care to poor children, people with disabilities, and the elderly. Unlike Medicare, the health insurance program for the elderly, Medicaid involved financial contributions from the states. These programs continued to exist into the twenty-first century, although many restrictions and time limitations had been added.

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about 8 years ago

Frist of all the black panther party was the frist to start these welfare programs.But their programs was a little different,for instance the free health clinics and free breakfast programs for the school kids.So what the goverment did they adopted these program and named them madicaid and food stamp programs.Then they DESTROYED the black panther party and took their credibility.

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almost 2 years ago


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about 5 years ago

No offense to the Black Panther Party, but no, they did not originate the social programs to which ali hakim gives them credit. Do the research. Those programs existed prior to the party, who took those ideas and applied them to their communities.

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over 5 years ago

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