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  1. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  2. Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
  3. Poverty Line
  4. Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
  5. Social Security Act of 1935
  1. a A method used to count the number of poor people, it considers what a family must spend for an "austere" standard of living.
  2. b The law passed in 1969 that is the centerpiece of federal environmental policy in the U.S. This law established the requirements for environmental impact statements.
  3. c Created both the Social Security Program and a national assistance program for poor children, usually called AFDC.
  4. d Organizations contracted by individuals or insurance companies to provide health care for a yearly fee. Such network health plans limit the choice of doctors and treatments; About 60 percent of Americans are enrolled in HMOs or similar programs.
  5. e A report required by the National environmental policy act that specifies the likely environmental impact of a proposed action.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The law that charged the Department of Transportation with the responsibility to reduce automobile emissions.
  2. The legal minimum hourly wage for large employers.
  3. The key measure of inflation that relates the rise in prices over time.
  4. A tax by which the government takes the same share of income from everyone, rich and poor alike- for example, when both a rich family and a poor family pay 20%.
  5. The "Bank account" into which Social Security contributions are "deposited" and used to pay out eligible recipients.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Entitlement ProgramsGovernment programs available only to individuals below a poverty line.


  2. Supply-Side EconomicsAn economic system in which the government is deeply involved in economic decisions through its role as regulator, consumer, subsidizer, taxer, employer, and borrower.


  3. Multinational CorporationsA 1935 law, also known as the Wagner Act, that guarantees workers the right of collective bargaining sets down rules to protect unions and organizers, and created this to regulate labor-managment relations.


  4. Patients' Bill of RightsA controversial proposal before congress that would give patients certain rights against medical providers, particularly HMO's including the right to sue them.


  5. MedicaidA program added to the Social Security system in 1965 that provides hospitalization insurance for the elderly and permits older Americans to purchase inexpensive coverage for doctor fees and other health expenses.


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