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False alarm : why the greatest threat to Social Security and Medicare is the campaign to "save" them

Author: Joseph White
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Series: Century Foundation book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In his book White discusses the rationale for "social insurance" programs such as Social Security and Medicare and how it relates to fears of out-of-control "entitlements." He looks at important disagreements about how the programs currently work and how their financing relates to the federal budget as a whole. He argues that changing demographics do pose challenges but that both equity and the economy would be  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
White, Joseph, 1952-
False alarm.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)654245207
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph White
ISBN: 0801866650 9780801866654
OCLC Number: 45094024
Notes: "A Century Foundation book."
Description: xxv, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Richard C. Leone. 1. Introduction: Saving What, from What? --
pt. I. The Stakes: What Social Security and Medicare Do. 2. Why Americans Trust Social Insurance and Distrust Entitlements. 3. Social Security. 4. Medicare's Structure, Benefits, and Financing --
pt. II. Challenges That Are Not Crises. 5. Why All the Fuss? The Story behind the Savings Crusade. 6. Can Americans Afford to Grow Old and Sick? 7. Exploiting Our Grandchildren? --
pt. III. Reforms That Would Not Be Improvements. 8. Privatizing Security? 9. Medicare Vouchers: Not Ready for Prime Time. 10. Too Young or Too Rich for Social Insurance? --
pt. IV. Responsible Reform. 11. Moderate, Though Hardly Modest, Reforms. 12. Real Responsibility.
Series Title: Century Foundation book.
Responsibility: Joseph White.
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With the ageing of the US population there is much speculation about the future of the Social Security and Medicare programmes. The author makes a case against radical reform, advocating incremental  Read more...

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