This essay focuses on the change taking place in America's attitude towards major social programs that benefit the elderly. Stein suggests that reforming these programs reverses the concept of the national community providing for the needs of the elderly to letting people decide how best to provide for themselves in retirement, to the detriment of many of our most needy and vulnerable elderly.
Stein, Stephanie Sue
"Essay: The Re-Tooling and Re-telling of the Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid Programs: Will We Retain the Sixty-Year-Old Values of a "National Community" or Begin With a "Clean Slate?","
Marquette Elder's Advisor: Vol. 7
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol7/iss1/8