What is an ideal welfare state? Aleksey Kolbeshev Dobryakova Valeria 11 A Svetly State Comprehensive Secondary School NO 3
Contents. Categories of people. Medical Care in a Welfare State. Life of Elderly People. My opinion about a welfare state.
Categories of people. There are a lot of categories of people: the widowed, the retired, the unemployed, the disabled people, the elderly, the sick, the single parents. Benefits for different categories of people: The widowed can claim widows pension. The retired can get retirement pension. The sick are entitled to social Benefits. The unemployed are provided with unemployment benefits.
Medical Care in a Welfare State. The first, medical insurance is organized by the Government and is compulsory. The second, despite the shortage of money, the system of medical care works well. The third, there are two sectors of medical care. There is a private sector and a public sector. And medical care is available to the poor and to the rich.
Life of Elderly People. There are a lot of good points. The first, the elderly do not have to go to work. The second, they have adult children, who are not a burden any more. The third, they have a lot of time to meet with friends, read, travel, go in for sports, work in them garden. And the elderly get wiser, have more experience and the ability to help with advice. The first, elderly people become a burden to children. The second, they suffer the fear of dearth. The third, elderly people lose friend and spouses.
Categories of people entitled to the benefits. Conditions Eligibility National insurance benefits At state level 25-30% from GDP Sources Taxation & Donations Government Compensation Pensioners Families on low incomes Unemployed people Short-term sick people Disabled people Widows & other Duration of benefits Social security benefits At local level Local Authorities
Our opinion about a welfare state. In the welfare state, most benefits are available to everybody who is entitled to them and it's very good. In the welfare state, nobody is allowed to live in poverty. Everybody is to have proper health care and education regardless of their income. The welfare state helps the disabled, people who are unable to work to earn money on their own.