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Unformatted text preview: libertarian the political philosophy that is skeptical of any government intervention as a potential threat to individual liberty means testing a procedure by which potential beneficiaries of a public-assistance program establish their eligibility by demonstrating a genuine need for the assistance Medicaid a federally and state-financed, state-operated program providing medical services to low-income people Medicare a form of national health insurance for the elderly and the disabled noncontributory programs social programs that provide assistance to people on the basis of demonstrated need rather than any contribution they have made Social Security a contributory welfare program into which working Americans contribute a percentage of their wages, and from which they receive cash benefits after retirement tax expenditures government subsidies provided to employers and employees through tax deductions for amounts spent on health insurance and other benefits...
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- Spring '10
- Political Philosophy, Federal government of the United States