Episode 2: Who is Reponsible
In this episode we take a look at several large problems faced by society. I met with Spencer Hauenstein who graciously agreed to be my first guest on the Being Our Best podcast. Thank you Spencer! He is a Test Manager in the field of automated test electronics and also volunteers for both the state and the his city.
I asked Spencer his opinions on stress, hunger, and homelessness. In particular, we discuss who is responsible for helping those in need when they fall through the cracks. At the and of the podcast we also cover journalism and the perception of bias readers have.
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Statistics of abandoned or lost pets can be found at the ASPCA.
What is Medicaid?"Medicaid is an assistance program. It serves low-income people of every age. Patients usually pay no part of costs for covered medical expenses. A small co-payment is sometimes required. Medicaid is a federal-state program."
This article on the Medicaid coverage gap is in interesting place to start to help understand the need versus actual coverage.
Information about hunger in the US from Feeding America. They have lots of different studies on the different sectors of society. You can also find information about food security from the USDA website.
Habitat for Humanity.
HUD subsidized housing in the US accounts for 4,838,978 homes.
The Bridge is a homeless shelter in Dallas Texas.
The current estimated homeless population in the US (2018) is 552,830 people.
AMI (Any Mental Illness)20.6% of US Adults45.0% of Homeless (US)