means testing


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means testing

The determination of a person's financial eligibility for subsidized health care services.
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We see this as the most powerful argument for finding a way to avoid means testing even if it results in greater deadweight costs.
Two of the proposed means testing models would be unworkable in practice and the other may lead to successful challenges under the Human Rights Act,' he said.
It is time to abolish the means testing once and for all.
There has to be some form of means testing, it is necessary.
Pensions policy needs to encourage later retirement; ensure a higher basic pension; and remove the complexities of means testing and the disincentive to saving that means testing fosters.
Subjecting these benefits to means testing is both wrong and would be hideously expensive - using up in administration costs what could be simply used as benefit.
Means testing should not be a part of it and in my view is totally wrong.
Both main parties when in government insist on means testing for the ordinary man or woman when it comes to accessing state funding.
Under current means testing, the Department of Health states anyone with over pounds 13,000 of assets must part-fund their own care and over pounds 21,500 pay the full amount.
OCCUPATIONAL therapists have welcomed a decision by the Welsh Assembly Government to abolish means testing for disabled children.
Means testing would keep the system intact for those who need it.
Pensions Credit has spread means testing to over 5m pensioners