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Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food

Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food | Poverty Assignment_Seah Pei Ming | Scoop.it
Low-income people are 27 percent more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia at the end of the month—right before paychecks and benefits come out.

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People who are in poverty are more likely to fall sick and contact more diseases as they cannot afford food and research have shown that in California, low-income people are more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia which is a condition where your blood sugar is too low.From this article, it makes me think about how lucky I am to be living in a developed country where the government helps the people in poverty. In this article, I wonder why did the government not take any measure towards people who cannot afford food.

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Zhiyang Liang's comment, January 29, 2014 10:06 AM
In my perspective, not only just the lack of food and the high medical treatment fee may cause the poor sick, but also the obstinacy of poor people. When they initially infect some small disease like flu, cough and fever. The first thought come out of their mind is that those diseases would flee away after a few days and there is no need to see the doctor and eat drugs. No one says that they should think in that way but our society forces them to think and they have no choice, they do not have enough money. Consequently, the evolution of those small disease leads to many great problems. So what can we do to help them is just to donate money and create health welfare to decrease their costs to some extent.
May's comment, January 30, 2014 7:32 AM
I agree with Evelyn that the poor have no enough money for food let alone medical bills. They are barely making both ends meet so where would they get the extra money for medical bills? They cant afford to have leftover money or savings for the month or anything like these. So they wont go check up for their health when they think they are just fine. Only later then they will know they have hypoglycemia. We should lend a helping hand by donating money, food and clothes for the poor instead donating only when they have developed hypoglycemia.
Jasmine Choo's comment, February 3, 2014 1:52 AM
I agree with Bunaiya. Instead of helping these people suffering from the disease in later stages, donors/the society should have helped them in the earlier stages or while they are still not suffering from any disease. Educating the people from young will lead to a better future for all.
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The Children's Society's Matthew Reed: Millions are facing a winter of misery - we need to fight child poverty

The Children's Society's Matthew Reed: Millions are facing a winter of misery - we need to fight child poverty | Poverty Assignment_Seah Pei Ming | Scoop.it
Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children's Society, says that the choice between heating and eating is one no one should have to make

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The infomation presented connects to what I know in that I know the people in North America are facing extreme coldness and that many cannot afford to turn on the heater as the electrical bills are too high for them to pay. This article caused me to think that how lucky it is for us, people staying in countries where there is no winter. In this article, what is still confusing for me is why only families with children can get a discount, why not everyone who cannot afford to turn on the heater get a discount.

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Sara Abdul's comment, January 28, 2014 10:54 PM
I agree with Bunaiya's insight .To the point that they could not afford using the heaters during winter season is really heart-breaking. The government should help them and give them money .
Sein's comment, January 29, 2014 3:22 AM
I think that able people and goverment should spent money and effort to help them to keep them warm.Goverment,communities , and the school should work together to support and help those student who are facing poverty so most in need will get help.
Jasmine Choo's comment, February 3, 2014 2:20 AM
I agree with Bunaiya. We all need food, warmth and water to survive. However, some people out there are not as lucky as we are. They need to make sacrifices just to provide. The government should do more to provide for these people. We should also learn to cherish and be satisfied with what we have.
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A poverty, not education, crisis in US: Column - USA TODAY

A poverty, not education, crisis in US: Column - USA TODAY | Poverty Assignment_Seah Pei Ming | Scoop.it
A poverty, not education, crisis in US: Column USA TODAY As researchers Michael Rebell and Jessica Wolff of the Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University, have noted, there is no general education crisis in the United...

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Children who are in poverty tends to not have a good education as they do not have tuition and can only depend on themselves so, they tend to lose out in the future as qualifications tends to matter in most jobs. Through this article, it makes me feel how lucky I am to be in a country where the government values education and thus, will do whatever they can to help us in our education. In  this article, what I want to question is why has the people in poverty increased since President Clinton left office?

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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, December 11, 2013 5:00 PM

Poverty impacts education! It may not be an "educational crisis" but the poverty crisis does impact education.