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Thursday, March 8, 2018

No Progress on Inequality - Letter to the Editor as published in the New York Times

William Arnone, National Academy of Social Insurance

To the Editor:

The Unmet Promise of Equality,” by Fred Harris and Alan Curtis (Op-Ed, March 1), depicts the utter lack of progress our country has made over the last 50 years when it comes to reducing enormous disparities in income and wealth.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

EXAMINE, EDUCATE, ENGAGE - New Year Message to Academy Members

William Arnone, Chief Executive Officer, National Academy of Social Insurance

When I saw this cartoon by Roz Chast in a recent issue of The New Yorker, I cringed at the thought of it reading instead: “Grandpa, tell us again about Social Security!”

As a result of the end-of-year enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, there is widespread belief that its likely impact on the federal budget deficit and debt will generate calls for spending reductions in Social Security, Medicare, and related programs.

In view of the 2018 Congressional elections, few believe that such proposals will be introduced any time soon. The disproportionate representation of older voters in the electorate also seems to reduce the likelihood of action affecting Social Security and Medicare before the 2020 Presidential election.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Addressing Six Key Questions for Health Care Reform

On November 16, 2017, the National Academy of Social Insurance co-hosted an educational seminar with the USC Schaeffer Center to examine America’s challenges and opportunities for health care reform. The event was held in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California and focused on “Balancing Costs, Coverage, and Quality.”

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017


William Arnone, Chief Executive Officer, National Academy of Social Insurance

Uwe E. Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy and professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, passed away on Monday, Nov. 13, at the age of 80. I invite you to share your memories of Uwe by using the comment box below.

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