Book , Print in English

Social insurance : America's neglected heritage and contested future

Theodore R. Marmor, Jerry L. Mashaw, John Pakutka.
  • Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE/CQ Press, [2014]
  • xxv, 299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Subjects
Series
Contents
  • note: pt. I American Social Insurance
  • 1. Economic Risks and Social Insurance Realities
  • Three Stories
  • Risks and Social Insurance
  • Social Insurance versus Private Insurance
  • Plan of the Book
  • 2. Assessment of the Six Threats to Family Income
  • Family Income and Assets
  • Nature of the Threats
  • 3. Philosophies, Policies, and Public Budgets
  • Philosophies of Social Welfare
  • American Expression of Social Welfare Philosophy
  • Appendix: Public Expenditure in the United States
  • 4. Historical Development of American Social Insurance and Its Associated Programs
  • Formative Years
  • New Deal Arrives
  • Early Expansion
  • Consolidation and Conflict
  • Battle for Universal Health Insurance
  • Accomplishments and Challenges
  • pt. II Threats and Protections
  • 5. Threat of Birth into a Poor Family
  • Measuring Poverty in America: A Brief Discussion
  • Cash Assistance
  • Food Assistance
  • Access to Health Care for Poor Children
  • Access to Child Care and Education for Children of Poor Families
  • Access to Shelter
  • Programmatic Summary: Assistance to Poor Families
  • Reform Directions
  • 6. Threat of Early Death of a Family Breadwinner
  • Private Life Insurance
  • Social Security Survivors Benefits
  • International Comparisons
  • 7. Threat of Ill Health
  • American Health Care Reform: Making Sense of the Affordable Care Act's Origins, Fate, and Future
  • Nature of the Threat and Its Cost
  • Protective Arrangements in Place
  • Employer-Sponsored Coverage
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Basic Health Care Economics
  • International Experience
  • Conclusion
  • 8. Threat of Involuntary Unemployment
  • Point of Departure
  • Measuring Unemployment
  • How Unemployment Insurance Works
  • Why Unemployment Insurance Is Failing So Many
  • Does Unemployment Insurance Encourage Unemployment?
  • Recent Reforms and Possible Models
  • 9. Threat of Disability
  • Market for Commercial Disability Insurance
  • Century of Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security Disability Insurance
  • Potential Benefits and Application Process
  • Continuing Disability Reviews and Returns to Work
  • SSDI Trust Fund
  • Understanding the Growth in SSDI Beneficiaries and Expenditures
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Additional Protections
  • International Experience and Reform Possibilities
  • 10. Threat of Outliving One's Savings
  • Difficulty of Retirement Planning
  • Three- (or Four-)Legged Stool
  • International Context
  • Solutions to the Social Security Trust Fund Seventy-Five-Year Imbalance
  • pt. III Thinking about the Design of Income Security Programs and Their Reform
  • 11. Accomplishments and Limitations
  • Variations in Program Design
  • Political Compromise and Programmatic Dysfunction
  • 12. Social Insurance, Markets, and "Modernization"
  • Durability and Desirability of Social Insurance
  • Clouds over Camelot
  • Social Security: Fairness, Affordability, and Modernization
  • Medicare: Fairness, Affordability, and Modernization
  • Enter the Affordable Care Act.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-266) and index.
  • OCLC
ISBN
  • 9781452240008
  • 1452240000
Identifying numbers
  • 40023022813
  • LCCN: 2013018040
  • OCLC: 847246148
  • OCLC: 847246148