What is the political difference between programs like Social Security or Medicare and Aid to Families with Dependent Children?

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Do you pay Medicare on Social Security?

That depends on what kind of coverage you elect. Medicare Part A (hospitalization) is paid out of the FICA contributions you made during your working years, so there is no

Is Medicare taken out of your social security?

For most persons, Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance Benefits, or HIB) is free. Medicare Part B (Supplemental Medical Insurance Benefits, or SMIB) premiums are typically ded

How do social security and Medicare work?

Social Security provides cash payments, and Medicare provides health care, to citizens age 65 and older or permanently and totally disabled. Both programs are funded by payrol

What are social security and Medicare?

Social Security provides cash payments for persons who are at least age 62 and those who are "permanently and totally disabled." Medicare provides health insurance for persons

Is social security and medicare considered socialist programs?

That depends on your definition of "socialist." Social Security and Medicare are financed by participants and their employers, so in that sense are probably not socialist. Med