To improve the effectiveness of these government programs we can impose mandatory drug testing in order to receive these benefits. This will ensure that the funds and assistance these families receive are going towards the necessary items to survive and not spent on drugs. With this mandatory drug testing implemented it will take away from the people who abuse the system and give it to families who really want to better their lives and not live off these government programs for the long term.
Another improvement to be made is to have the family periodically submit a form to prove they are actively searching for a job. The form would demonstrate that each family is fighting to try and make things better for their families. It will prove that they are using their government benefits for the better.
The benefits that the government provide are the crutch that families stricken by financial crisis need to survive. They are an important part of the American system and are a big help to families nation-wide. Medicaid allows for families who can’t afford the top notch medical insurance to get the medical attention they need in times of crisis. It also provides access to essential preventative care that allows families to stay healthy. Everyone goes through hard times and when a medical issue arises, Medicaid is there to assist a family in need. Food stamps help in a crucial way as it is in most cases the main food supply for a family in a financial rut.
A good analogy for the government benefits is to compare them to jumper cables. When a car is broken down and can’t seem to make it down the road, jumper cables are used to give it that jump start and put the car back on the path toward the desired destination. Government benefits are the jump start that some families need to get them back on their feet and on the right path to success.
One improvement that should be made would be to require recipients of government benefits to get up on their feet and help the community. Some people have a hard time going out to actively find a job such as single moms, so to keep them active they should have to do some form of community service. It eliminates the negative stigma that tax payers label “welfare recipients”. They assume that the recipients are slumping around the house while receiving their benefits so the required community service will take away that negative connotation and help people get more involved in their community.
In conclusion, the government benefits have a positive effect on families. Although there are some flaws in the system, there are some improvements that could be made to ensure that the government benefit system run much smoother and more efficiently.