Public Policy and Aging
By Ann Jadin
Learners read definitions of terms related to legal, insurance, and advocacy issues regarding the elderly. At the end of the activity, learners test their knowledge in three matching exercises. Some of the programs and groups discussed are Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, long-term care insurance, OBRA, SSI, and CWAG.
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Students read about the Federal Reserve System's structure and goals and the tools it uses to control the flow of money and credit in the economy. At the end of this activity, learners are asked to write how they would solve specific economic problems if they served on the Fed's Board of Governors.