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Sorting out the Social Security Debate: Information from a Nonpartisan Source

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2001
Contact: Jill Braunstein at
(202) 452-8097


WASHINGTON, DC – As the Social Security debate moves to the forefront of American politics, the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) offers nonpartisan, objective information that can help to sort through competing claims and campaign rhetoric. The Academy is a nonprofit research and education organization made up of the nation's leading experts on Social Security, Medicare, and other social insurance programs. It does not lobby or take positions on policy issues.

How important is Social Security to elderly Americans? See…
Who receives Social Security? See…
How much do typical Social Security beneficiaries receive? See…
Why will Social Security cost more in the future? See…
How big is the Problem? What will it take to balance Social Security in the long-term? See…
Can we afford Social Security when Baby Boomers retire? SeeHellip;
What are the options for Social Security reform? See…
What does "privatization" mean? Where are individual accounts? See…

Why is "privatization" a source of debate? See…
Whom can I contact to learn more?

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The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization comprised of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to conduct research and enhance public understanding of social insurance, develop new leaders, and provide a nonpartisan forum for the exchange of ideas in the field. For more information on the National Academy of Social Insurance call (202) 452-8097.
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