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Media Alert: Reporters' Sourcebook Offers Background on Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance

Release: October 14, 2004
Contact: Jill Braunstein at (202) 452-8097

To access the Social Insurance Sourcebook, go to: http://www.nasi.org/learn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As we are sure you know, Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment issues are important to many Americans and are a vital part of the policy debates in Washington and around the country. During the final weeks of this 2004 election season as the candidates propose and debate their solutions concerning these pressing policy issues, the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) offers a special Sourcebook for journalists available from its website at www.nasi.org explaining these programs and providing a list of experts to contact for more information.

This tool was developed by veteran reporter Bob Rosenblatt (formerly of the Los Angeles Times) for busy reporters, giving a clear explanation of Social Security retirement and disability programs, Medicare, workers compensation and disability, unemployment insurance, and long-term care. He provides up-to-date information on the MMA and facts and figures on each of the programs. The Sourcebook also provides contact information for experts across the spectrum of issues and perspectives that can answer your questions on these topics.

The contents of the Sourcebook were reviewed by a non-partisan Editorial Review Committee to ensure that the information meets NASI standards for accuracy, clarity, objectivity and completeness.

To access the Social Insurance Sourcebook, directly go to: http://www.nasi.org/learn.

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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 policymaking on social insurance and related programs through research, public education, training, and the open exchange of ideas. NASI is supported primarily by private foundations and the Mary Ross Bequest. NASI does not take positions on legislation. For more information on the National Academy of Social
Insurance visit www.nasi.org or call (202) 452-8097.