GE80A Human Aging CH. 11 Review

GE80A Human Aging CH. 11 Review - Chapter 11 Welfare govt....

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Chapter 11 Welfare – govt. financed programs that provide benefits for income, health and other social needs. Social Security Act of 1935 created two programs for the elderly, Social Security for retired workers at age 65 and Old Age Assistance for the aged poor. Disability Insurance – for workers who, because of illness, were unable to work. In 1965 congress created Medicare and Medicaid. Older Americans Act – offered an array of social services designed to help older people remain independent. Welfare state – all the govt. programs that enhance well being and provide financial security. Can be categorized in 3 categories: social assistance, social insurance, and fiscal welfare. Social assistance – programs that provide minimal assistance for the very needy. Applicants are subject to a means test to prove they are worthy of support. These benefits are progressive taxes, higher income – higher tax rate. Social insurance – to provide economic security over the life course and to prevent
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