The New Threat to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security

Gorin, Stephen H.
August 2011
Health & Social Work;Aug2011, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p165
Academic Journal
The author reflects on legislation titled The Path to Prosperity: Restoring America's Promise, a controversial budget proposal developed by U.S. Representative Paul Ryan in 2011 which may become law in 2012 and proposes to transform Medicare from a defined benefit plan to essentially a defined contribution plan. He is critical of the proposed bill and suggests that it would negatively impact social security recipients and the U.S. social security system.


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