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Media Alert: NASI Experts Available to Comment on 2004 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

For Release: March 23, 2004
Contact: Jill Braunstein, (202) 452-8097

WASHINGTON, DC—Experts on Social Security and Medicare are available to comment on the implications of the 2004 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 Finances: Findings of the 2004 Trustees Report, is available on the Academy's website at www.nasi.org. The complete Social Security Trustees report is available in pdf format at http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TR/, and the Medicare Trustees report is available at httP//www.cms.hhs.gov/.

SOCIAL SECURITY EXPERTS

Kenneth S. Apfel
Former Commissioner of Social Security;
Current Sid Richardson Chair of Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
Phone: 512-471-6267
Email: kapfel@mail.utexas.edu

Robert M. Ball
Former Commissioner of Social Security
Phone: 301-541-5097

Jeffrey R. Brown
Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
Phone: 217-333-3322
Email: brownjr@uiuc.edu

Marilyn Moon
Vice President and Director, American Institutes for Research
Phone: 301-592-2101 or 202-403-6084 (Tuesday, March 23, 2004)
Email: mmoon@air.org

Robert Myers
Former Chief Actuary, Social Security Administration
Phone: 301-588-1335

Peter Orszag
Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Phone: 202-797-6005
Email: porszag@brookings.edu

Virginia Reno
Vice President for Income Security Policy
National Academy of Social Insurance
Phone: 202-452-8097
Email: vreno@nasi.org

Bruce D. Schobel
Vice President and Actuary, New York Life Insurance Company
Phone: 212-576-6807
Email: bdschobel@aol.com

MEDICARE EXPERTS

Joseph Antos
Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute; Former Senior Economist, President's Council on Economic Advisors
Phone: 202-862-5938

Nancy-Ann DeParle
Senior Advisor, JP Morgan Partners, LLC; Former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration
Phone: 202-362-4566

Marilyn Moon
Vice President and Director, American Institutes for Research
Phone: 301-592-2101
202-403-6084 (Tuesday, March 23)
Email: mmoon@air.org

Patricia Neuman
Vice President, Director of the Medicare Policy Project, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Phone: 202-347-5270

Robert D. Reischauer
President, The Urban Institute; Former Director, Congressional Budget Office
Phone: 202-261-5400

Gail Wilensky
Senior Fellow, Project HOPE; Former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration
Phone: 301-656-7401
 

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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.

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