entitlement

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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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Greenspan said annual increases in worker productivity, which he pegged at 3%, will not be sufficient to keep Medicare and Medicaid, 2 of the federal government's 3 largest entitlement programs, from garnering an ever larger share of the nation's output.
Most entitlement programs provide benefits regardless of the income or wealth of the recipient, and most entitlement beneficiaries are not poor.
In either case lawyers can look up the applicable rules for entitlement programs in specific federal and state statutes, the Code of Federal Regulations, the POMS (the massive guidebook for Social Security claims representatives), or state specific manuals.
more money from Washington to continue to support the Medicaid entitlement program.
According to the report, Social Security constitutes the federal government's largest entitlement program.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal disability program, which differs from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) because it is a needs-based entitlement program.
But, unlike Medicaid, it is not an entitlement program.
Under the circumstances, a big new tax-funded entitlement program is highly unlikely.
Absent an all-payer mechanism, government has defaulted on its role as tax collector and subsidizer to the extent that it forces health care providers to "tax" some recipients of care (or their insurers, which ultimately means the businesses that pay most of those insurers' premiums) and "subsidize" entitlement program beneficiaries and enrollees.
WASHINGTON -- Today, the Senate passed a State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) reauthorization bill that fails to focus on poor children, and instead creates a new entitlement program for higher income households.
Ryan's plan would reform the entitlement program by converting much of it into private grants, prompting a wave of withering attacks by Democrats warning that Ryan's proposal would harm seniors who rely on Medicare.
The kit contains a 16-page booklet providing information on the federal deficit, the national debt, and the growth of entitlement program spending.