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How is social insurance used to fund public programs?

How is social insurance used to fund public programs? What are the benefits and drawbacks of government funding? How are those benefits and drawbacks exhibited in social programs such as Medicare, unemployment insurance, and worker's compensation?

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Social Insurance is what everyone (taxpayers) pay into (i.e.) Social Security. However, it is not needed for a long while, so the money just sits there and collects interest. ...

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