Document Type


Publication Date



The second of two papers on the general topic of public disability and health benefits, this background paper lays out some key issues confronting the Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, and Medicaid programs. It also discusses major initiatives to address those issues, in light of growing administrative, fiscal, and other problems.

Open Access




To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.