March 12, 2013

    A Capitol Hill briefing on NASI’s new report, “Strengthening Social Security: What Do Americans Want?”

    With lawmakers considering changes to Social Security such as adopting the chained CPI, it’s important to know what their constituents want — across political parties, generations, and income levels. Join us for a discussion of the findings from an innovative new national survey.

    Social Security faces a long-term funding challenge. How do Americans want to deal with it? This survey used trade-off analysis, a technique widely used in market research, to explore how Americans would prefer to modify and pay for Social Security for the long run. If voters could choose their own policy package, what would it look like?

    Survey participants chose among policy options that would cut benefits, increase benefits, or raise revenues to put the program on solid footing for future generations. Speakers will present findings from NASI’s new report — Strengthening Social Security: What Do Americans Want? — and will discuss the implications for policymakers.

    Featured speakers:

    • Lisa Mensah, The Aspen Institute
    • James Roosevelt, Jr., Tufts Health Plan
    • Jasmine V. Tucker, National Academy of Social Insurance
    • Mathew Greenwald, Mathew Greenwald & Associates
    • Virginia Reno, National Academy of Social Insurance

    This forum builds on “People vs. Pundits: A Disconnect in Public Opinion on Social Security,” a roundtable event held on February 1, 2013, at NASI’s annual conference.