Best Federal Government Programs in the United States

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The Top Ten

1 Medicaid

A healthcare program for low-income people. - Y2K

2 Medicare

A health insurance program for seniors who paid into the system as workers. - Y2K

3 Social Security

A social insurance program for workers who retire or become disabled. - Y2K

4 NIH Intramural Research Program

The largest biomedical research institution on Earth, the NIH is responsible for countless medical innovations and breakthroughs. - Y2K

5 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Formerly called the Food Stamp Program, SNAP provides food assistance to low-income Americans. - Y2K

One of the most abused of federal programs.

6 Head Start

The Head Start program provides early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. - Y2K

7 Food for Peace Program

This program provides food assistance to poor people around the world. - Y2K

8 Pell Grant Program

This program offers grants to low-income students to help them pay for college. - Y2K

9 Housing Choice Voucher Program

Also called Section 8, this program helps low-income people pay their rent to private landlords. - Y2K

10 Earned Income Tax Credit Program

The EITC is a refundable tax credit for low and moderate-income workers, particularly those with children. - Y2K

The Contenders

11 School Lunch Program

This program provides low-cost or free school lunch meals to qualified (usually low-income) students. - Y2K

12 Apollo Program

This historic program only lasted a few years, but it successfully put man on the moon for the first time - in fact, it sent 12 men to the moon. - Y2K

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