False Alarm: Why the Greatest Threat to Social Security and Medicare is the Campaign to "save" Them

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001 - Medical - 311 pages
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With the aging of the U.S. population, there is much speculation about the future of the Social Security and Medicare programs. Will they be able to provide for the increasing number of elderly people? And, if they can, will their cost endanger the federal budget and the economy? Vocal segments of society are calling for radical reform of these programs. In False Alarm, Joseph White makes the case against radical reform, advocating instead for incremental change.

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Contents

Saving What from What? i
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What Social Security and Medicare
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Three Social Security
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About the author (2001)

Joseph White is Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, Department of Political Science, and Director of the Center for Policy Studies, Case Western Reserve University.

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