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entitlement

(1) To be owed something under the law, such as federal entitlement programs.

(2) That portion of a VA-guaranteed loan that protects the lender in case the veteran defaults.

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We want to see people working, not people feeding off unlimited entitlement programs.
The American people had a right to know the information revealed in our report before they were put on the hook to pay for this massive new entitlement program.
Most are struggling to pay for basic entitlement programs like education and Medicaid; they are scarcely in a position to increase their spending for ADAP.
Though all these issues remain in a constant state of flux, Congress seems to b moving in a direction away from employer-funded mandates, away from universal coverage, and toward a long-term phase-in of a new federal entitlement program.
After all, if a cradle-to-grave federal health-care entitlement program managed by a "National Health Board" and a network of state and regional "health alliances" isn't socialized medicine, nothing is.
If the state is the delivery agent for an entitlement program, will the state be subject to a court order requiring payment to individuals whom the federal government will no longer serve?
There may still be time for advocates to limit the transformation of the Medicaid program from an entitlement program, with a few very useful waivers, to a waiver program, with only a few entitlements.
We're talking about, for instance, lying to Congress about the costs of a huge entitlement program.
County welfare officials said the main program that could be affected by the cuts, providing in-home caretakers for more than 100,000 elderly and disabled people, is an entitlement program the county is required to provide.
This is more than a battle over cost but one over how much government should pay for what many believe is an entitlement program.
Medicaid, or at least one-third of it, has become our defacto long-term care entitlement program.
It is modeled after the The Permanent Republican Committee of Sore Losers to Impeach Clinton that believed the Presidency is a government entitlement program for Republicans and are still really steamed by the impertinent election of Bill Clinton.