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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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Friday, August 11, 2017

Inequality

William J. Arnone, National Academy of Social Insurance

Having recently completed my first year as the Academy’s Chief Executive Officer, I’ve reflected on my many interactions with Academy Members at our annual Membership meeting, Policy Conference, 30th Anniversary celebration, and other events that we have sponsored, as well as emails and phone conversations.

Among the questions most frequently posed to me are:

  • Why has the Academy chosen “inequality” as our overarching strategic theme and framework?
  • What does this mean for the Academy’s policy work?

Background
I first addressed this issue in a letter to the New York Times  published in February 2015.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day

William Arnone, National Academy of Social Insurance

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us recall the contributions to our nation’s vibrant social insurance infrastructure by those women who are no longer with us, but whose legacies remain strong.

Among these often unsung heroines are:

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Raising Medicare’s Eligibility Age: With and Without the ACA

Peter S. Arno, Senior Fellow, National Academy of Social Insurance

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation released a new study showing the dramatic impact of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65 to 67—assessing results on the rates of seniors who will be uninsured if the ACA stays in place and if it is repealed. The study was guided by the Foundation’s Task Force on America’s Health and Retirement Security, chaired by Marilyn Moon and led by Principal Investigators, Peter Arno and Carroll Estes.

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