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.
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
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.