The New Plans v. What We Have Now

April 1943
New Republic;4/19/43, Vol. 108 Issue 16, Special Section p526
Focuses on the new plans related to social security of the National Resources Planning Board (NRPB) and the present social security system in the United States. Inclusion of numerous subjects such as public works program, special provision for youth up to twenty one, extension of free education and medical and health care in the new plans; Division of responsibility between the federal government and the States in regard to unemployment insurance as a serious defect in the previous plans; Suggestion of the NRPB to make uniform, the duration related to payments of unemployment insurance benefits; Report that another weakness of the present plan is that a man going into the army forfeits his rights under the old-age and survivors' insurance system if he remains in the armed forces more than a brief period of time; Proposal of the board that the entire public-assistance structure and programs stand in need of serious reconstruction; Report that the new plan asks more adequate coverage and increase dependence on definite insurance as opposed to haphazard appropriations for relief.


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