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Media Alert: NASI Experts Available to Comment on 2003 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

For Release: March 17, 2003
Contact: Jill Braunstein, (202) 452-8097

WASHINGTON, DC—Experts on Social Security and Medicare are available to comment on the implications of the 2003 Trustees Reports immediately following their release. All experts listed below are members of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI).

NASI is a nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on Social Security, Medicare, and other programs. The Academy does not lobby or take positions on policy issues. Individual members have diverse views and do not represent the official position(s) of the Academy.

An explanatory brief, Social Security Finance: Findings of the 2003 Trustees Report, is available on the Academy's website, www.nasi.org.

Social Security Experts

Kenneth S. Apfel
(512) 471-6267
Former Commissioner of Social Security and
Sid Richardson Chair of Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas–Austin

Robert M. Ball
(301) 541-5097
Former Commissioner of Social Security

Jeffrey R. Brown
(217) 333-3322
Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
e-mail: brownjr@uiuc.edu

Marilyn Moon
(202) 261-5691
Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute and
former Public Trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds

Robert J. Myers
(301) 588-1335
Former Chief Actuary, Social Security Administration

Bruce D. Schobel
(212) 576-6807
Vice President and Actuary, New York Life Insurance Company
e-mail: bdschobel@aol.com

Eugene Steuerle
(202) 261-5545
Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute and
Chair, 1999 technical panel on actuarial assumptions for Social Security projections

Medicare Experts

Sheila Burke
(202) 357-7033
Undersecretary, American Museums and National Programs, Smithsonian Institution and
Chair, NASI Study Panel on Medicare's Governance and Management

David Cutler
(617) 496-5216
Professor of Economics, Harvard University and
member of recent technical panel on actuarial assumptions for Medicare projections

Marilyn Moon
(202) 261-5691
Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute,
former Public Trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds and
Chair, NASI Study Panel on Medicare Financing

Robert D. Reischauer
(202) 261-5400
President, The Urban Institute,
former Director, Congressional Budget Office, and
Chair, NASI Steering Committee on Restructuring Medicare for the Long Term

Bruce C. Vladeck
(212) 241-3845
Director, Institute for Medicare Practice, Mount Sinai Medical Center and
former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration
e-mail: bruce.vladeck@moutsinai.org

Gail Wilensky
(301) 656-7401
Senior Fellow, Project HOPE and
former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration
e-mail: gwilensk@projhope.org

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The National Academy of Social Insurance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to promote understanding and informed policy-making on social insurance and related programs through research, public education, training, and the open exchange of ideas. For more information on the National Academy of Social Insurance visit www.nasi.org or call (202) 452-8097.