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Federal spending mandated by our major entitlement programs (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid) today comprises the majority of the federal budget and will bankrupt the United States absent imminent structural reforms.

Not only do these entitlement programs drain federal spending dollars, but they don’t do a particularly good job of delivering promised services and benefits. Social Security provides a shameful rate of return for most recipients, especially when compared with private sector alternatives.  And seniors and the poor are finding it increasingly difficult to find a doctor who will accept Medicare or Medicaid patients.

IPI has proposed specific, concrete solutions that would not only make these programs solvent and sustainable, but also deliver superior benefits. Entitlements should not be reformed solely for the benefit of the federal government, but also for the benefit of taxpayers and recipients.

October 23, 2015

How Three Texas Counties Are Battling Income Inequality and Winning


The primary issue for 2016 Democratic presidential candidates appears to be economic inequality—both income and wealth. They have two solutions: raise the minimum wage and redistribute wealth. The far better solution, both for individuals and the economy, would be to let lower-income workers create and accumulate wealth.

October 20, 2015

A Quick and Easy Way to Reduce Income Inequality


The best way to address the problem of income inequality is to ensure that lower-income workers can accumulate wealth, and the best way to do that is to replace Social Security with personal retirement accounts.

September 11, 2015

The Government Is Robbing Millennials Blind


Entitlements are cheating them out of their money. Fortunately there's a practical solution.

September 1, 2015

A New Tax-Free Account for the Disabled, but Why Stop There?


ABLE-type accounts send the right message--that individuals can and should be responsible for their own needs.

August 14, 2015

Clinton's College Reform Plan Gets A Big Fat F


There are so many problems with her plan it’s hard to know where to start grading.

August 12, 2015

ADA and Disability


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Dr. Merrill Matthews in a recent column wonders why we are seeing such a dramatic increase in people receiving disability payments. Shouldn’t the new technologies and greater access to buildings and facilities make it possible for fewer Americans to receive payments? That is not what has happened.

July 31, 2015

Medicare Turns 50--Here's Why People Still Love It But Hate Obamacare


Unlike Obamacare, Medicare was bipartisan, targeted and an improvement. It has hit 50 largely unchanged—at least for seniors—from its original form. Obamacare is unlikely to make 10 without significant changes—if it survives at all.

July 28, 2015

Has the Americans With Disabilities Act Actually Been a Failure?


The Americans with Disabilities Act seems to have been a big success at increasing the disabled's access to workplaces, buildings and transportation. So why has the number of Americans receiving disability income grown so dramatically since the ADA passed? 

July 14, 2015

Truth-Checking Obama's Remarks to the White House Conference on Aging


President Obama spoke at the White House Conference on Aging, but what's really getting old is having to "truth-check" all of his claims.

July 6, 2015

Financial Implications Of Same-Sex Ruling For Older Couples


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Means-testing rules for Medicare could mean higher premiums for some same-sex couples on two levels, said IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews.

 

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