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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The Health Care Financing Administration recently reported that 41% of all out-of-pocket spending on nursing home care is really a "spend-through" of Social Security benefits, another government entitlement, rather than a "spend-down" of private assets.
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. The state simply buys drugs in bulk quantities and negotiates below-retail prices from pharmaceutical companies.
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.
Bush backers believe that he is right about the need to radically transform government entitlement programs.
senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, are advocating a form of socialism similar to social democracy where government intervenes heavily to redistribute the fruits of capitalism through progressive taxation, transfer systems and government entitlements.
I thought myself a sophisticated observer by knowing that federal government entitlements had started well before Franklin D.
Still, the program more-or-less amounts to the kind of big government entitlements that many Republicans have historically excoriated.
Among the myths he identifies that underlie poverty are that poverty is a character flaw, that minorities receive the bulk of government entitlements, and that poverty is uniquely urban.

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