Social Security and Medicare: Welfare?

March 7th, 2011

By Tom Carter Now and again someone opines to the effect that Social Security is welfare and should be subject to changes (usually cuts) like any other welfare program. Sometimes Medicare is mentioned in the same “welfare” breath as Social Security.  These are popular topics in the current economic climate because government spending obviously has […]


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For the Greater Good

April 2nd, 2010

By Larry Ennis My mother and I share the dubious distinction of both being senior citizens, her at 90 and me at 70. Both of us receive Social Security and Medicare. We are both concerned about what our status will be under the new health care law. As more information emerges it’s beginning to appear […]


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Health Bills Debate

July 28th, 2009

In a scathing critique of health care coverage by America’s news media, the current issue of the Columbia Journalism Review contends that “this year’s health-care debate sounds like the one in 1993.” That debate produced the Clinton administration’s proposed reforms that were politically dead on arrival. “With few exceptions … the press has done little […]


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Socialized Medicine

July 16th, 2009

The federal government is once again considering instituting a national health care plan, something first proposed by President Teddy Roosevelt more than a century ago. The problem is that many Americans are scared of getting dreaded “socialized medicine.” You know, like they have in Canada, where people have to wait for weeks to see a […]


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