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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On the other hand, because of the unpopularity of reducing entitlement programs, states have real reason to fear that the outcome of "reform" may be to shift a greater burden to them, both fiscally and politically.
Waiver programs are more like housing programs than traditional entitlement programs because, by definition, waiver programs are those that have "waived" the traditional requirement that all who qualify must get timely benefits.
It also examines policy options that would control spending in entitlement programs, such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
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Bush desperately wanted the new entitlement program as a way of securing the senior citizen vote in 2004, even though it would leave future generations burdened with unpayable debt.
The total cost of the new prescription drug benefit would be limited to the $400 billion that Congress had budgeted earlier this year for the first 10 years of this new entitlement program.
On a 382-31 vote, the House sent the Senate a bill that includes provisions for a new entitlement program for workers who contracted cancer or incurable lung disease.
It's on its way to becoming the second largest federal entitlement program.
Moreover, it is hard to imagine that any amount proposed by Bush would satisfy the Left, since no matter how much money he proposes to spend (for this entitlement program, or for any other), the Left consistently counters with an even more expensive proposal, making the president appear conservative by comparison.
Any tax cuts or tax subsidies must be paid for either through offsetting tax increases or cuts in federal entitlement program like Social Security and Medicare.
Specific to the current political debate about Social Security reform, investors don't expect this entitlement program to be a significant source of retirement income.
This increase in funding is a result of the new expanded Cal Grant Entitlement Program effective for the 2001-2002 academic year.