Posts Tagged ‘entitlements’

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    Medicare Math

    May 1, 11 • 295 Views • No Comments

    The ratio is 3 to 1. The “3” is how much Medicare recipients are receiving. The “1” is what they paid. Still though, you can see from this NPR report why most people call Medicare an entitlement. According to a study from the Urban...  [read more]

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    “Free” Kidney Treatment

    Apr 2, 11 • 217 Views • No Comments

    In October 1972, Congress decided that the federal government should pay for treating chronic kidney disease. Concerned that care went primarily to those who could afford it, Congress proclaimed dialysis and transplants an entitlement for almost all of us....  [read more]

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    We Are Living Longer

    Mar 20, 11 • 263 Views • No Comments

    Using data for 2009 from death certificates in all 50 states, the national Centers for Disease Control has concluded that we are living longer. A male infant’s projected life span has risen .2 years to 75.7 while a female infant’s life expectancy...  [read more]

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    Fiscal Commission Deja Vu

    Oct 2, 10 • 269 Views • No Comments

    On Amazon (“gift wrap available”), you can purchase the 1995 “Final Report to the President” of the “Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform”. During February, President Obama announced the creation of the...  [read more]

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    Tax Payers and Entitlement Receivers

    Sep 16, 10 • 239 Views • No Comments

    I wonder if we should be concerned. Lecture 32 of “Thinking About Capitalism” from the Teaching Company looks at John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), James M. Buchanan (1919-  ), and Mancur Olson (1932-1998). Concerned with the impact of democracy...  [read more]