The United States - A Reluctant Welfare State

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An 11 page paper. The essay begins with a definition of 'welfare state' and discusses what makes the U.S. a reluctant welfare state. Three of the many social welfare programs are discussed briefly: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Pensions. The writer discusses the differences between certain other countries and the U.S. in terms of health care programs. The essay concludes that social justice is not served by the programs and policies in this country. Bibliography lists 15 sources.