So Obamacare subsidies are now "welfare"?
Is every tax credit "welfare"? If so, than the entire country is on welfare, including almost all medium to large corporations.
Your article is from 4 years ago, BTW.
Also, you are wrong about the aging population:
I didn't say "welfare", I said "some sort of assistance". YOU said "welfare", to try to (falsely) show that the numbers were down; but they are not. I was merely refuting that aspect of YOUR argument. "Welfare" is but one aspect of "assistance".
I know the article is from four years ago, but it shows the trends since Clinton, and so is therefore valid.
I didn't say the population wasn't aging, I said the increase in numbers is not solely tied to that aging population (I used "demographics") as both you and Powerslave asserted.
We can argue this point if you like (it's certainly up for discussion) but I am treating the "tax credit" for the ACA differently. It's only a "tax credit" because of the way the scheme is set up (and in part because of Chief Justice Roberts reinforcement that the penalty is a "tax"). But in this case, it's clearly a subsidy to pay for services rendered.
Please don't obfuscate the point with false semantics arguments. You don't have the facts to support your position, and as I said "saying it's so" doesn't "make it so".