entitlement

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entitlement

1. A right or benefit.
2. A form of compensation granted to an individual because of a special status under the law (e.g., an entitlement to health insurance under the Medicare program).
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I saw how they love their government entitlement programs - Social Security and Medicare benefits - and I figure that they are just like me, they like small government for the rest of the country, but not necessarily in their individual lives.
It isn't an insurance program or a government entitlement.
Bush said government entitlement programs that haven't met goals would be among those that would be cut to help control government spending.
BETWEEN THE LINES: Prescribing a new government entitlement is exactly the wrong way to hold down costs.
Government entitlement programs were seen as the main budget buster, he said, and health care as the most out-of-control entitlement program.
The federal agencys Family Self-Sufficiency Program, an initiative to help struggling families boost their income, and, in turn, reduce their dependence on welfare and other government entitlement programs is awarding the $83,321 grant.
Bush backers believe that he is right about the need to radically transform government entitlement programs.
Current projects explore the fields of technology, science and culture, reform of the law, national defense, the environment and the economy, the future of democratic institutions, transportation, religion and public life, government entitlement spending, foreign affairs and cooperation within the bi-national region of "Cascadia.
Demographics- aging populations and corresponding demands on retirement and estate planning, long-term care and government entitlement programs.
Experts estimate that the total combined cost of fraud in industry segments such as insurance, health care, cellular and telephone systems, and government entitlement reaches into hundreds of billions of dollars per year.
Potential applications include everything from pay TV systems and health care programs to secure government entitlement programs.
I thought myself a sophisticated observer by knowing that federal government entitlements had started well before Franklin D.

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