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Ch 7: Social Insurance Programs

About This Chapter

This collection of insurance lessons covers the different types of social insurance programs, such as Medicare and Social Security. Study these lessons at your own pace and take the self-assessment quizzes as you prepare for a test or simply seek to improve your own knowledge of social insurance programs.

Social Insurance Programs - Chapter Summary

Work through this chapter to study the different types of social insurance programs in the U.S. You'll examine the purposes, features, costs and benefits of social insurance and study specific programs, including Medicare, Medicaid. The chapter also examines social insurance needs for older adults and the history of Social Security. Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define social insurance and identify large federal social insurance programs
  • Understand who Medicare and Medicaid serves and what the programs provide
  • Assess the costs, problems and benefits of Medicare and Medicaid
  • Outline the establishment of Social Security

Our expert instructors help you understand the most important information related to social insurance by breaking down key definitions and explaining concepts through illustrative examples. Following each lesson is a short quiz that's designed to reinforce your understanding of the lesson material. If you have a question about a particular concept, feel free to reach out to our instructors at any time. Lessons can be rewatched as many times as needed, and specific topics can easily be found by using interactive video timelines. This mobile-friendly chapter can be completed at your own pace, and you can study whenever it fits your schedule.

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Practice Final Exam
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