Identifying resources and opportunities
The relationship between low socioeconomic status and health are a result of finite resources and opportunities and, or limited access to resources and opportunities. Low socioeconomic status is associated with a number of distressing social conditions ranging from, but not limited to the following: limited, or no health care, homelessness, poor diet, unemployment, or underemployment, etc.
Stressful Living ConditionsStressful living conditions increase the probability of triggering psychological disorders, increasing positive and negative symptoms of mental illness, and can lead to the development of psychosomatic disorders. Does Government have a responsibility to provide for the general welfare of its people?
The preamble of the constitution of the United States of America affirms,
"We the people of the United States of America, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provides for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessing of liberty to our selves and to our posterity, do ordain and establish the constitution of the United States."
Related: Social Security Past And Present
" The congress shall have power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, imports and Excises, to pay Debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shell be uniform throughout the United States."
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