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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, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : John Hopkins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Vocal segments of American society are calling for radical reform of the Social Security and Medicare programmes in the US. In this book, the author makes the case against radical reform, advocating  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph White
ISBN: 0801874491 9780801874499
OCLC Number: 53796543
Notes: "A Century Foundation book."
Description: xxv, 329 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: saving what, from what? --
Part 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 --
Part 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? --
Part 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 --
Part IV. Responsible reform --
11. Moderate, though hardly modest, reforms --
12. Real responsibility --
Afterword. Markets, budgets, and politics in the second Bush administration.
Responsibility: Joseph White.

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