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NASI Experts Available to Comment on 2007 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports


For Immediate Release:
April 23, 2007
Contact: Jill C. Braunstein at (202) 452-8097

WASHINGTON, DC—Experts on Social Security and Medicare are available to comment on the implications of the 2007 Social Security and Medicare 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; individuals’ views do not represent the official position(s) of the Academy.

An explanatory brief, Social Security Finances: Findings of the 2007 Trustees Report, is available on the Academy’s website at www.nasi.org, along with information about Social Security finances, solvency options, and personal accounts in Social Security. A brief on the Medicare trustees report will be available shortly.

SOCIAL SECURITY EXPERTS:

Henry J. Aaron
Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Phone: 202-797-6128
Email: haaron@brookings.edu

Nancy J. Altman
Author, The Battle for Social Security: From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble
Phone: 301-229-2651
Email: njalt@aol.com

Robert M. Ball
Former Commissioner of Social Security
Phone: 301-541-5097
website: www.robertmball.org

Jeffrey R. Brown
Associate Professor of Finance, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign; Member, Social Security Advisory Board
Phone: 217-333-3322
Email: brownjr@uiuc.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

Eugene Steuerle
Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute
Phone: 202-261-5545
Email: esteuerl@ui.urban.org

MEDICARE EXPERTS:

Henry J. Aaron
Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Phone: 202-797-6128
Email: haaron@brookings.edu

Joseph Antos
Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute
Phone: 202-862-5938
Email: jantos@aei.org

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

Paul Van de Water
Vice President for Health Policy, National Academy of Social Insurance
Phone: 202-452-8097
Email: paulv@nasi.org

Gail Wilensky
Senior Fellow, Project HOPE; Former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration
Phone: 301-347-3902
Email: gwilensky@projecthope.org

The complete Social Security Trustees report is available in pdf format from the SSA website at http://www.ssa.gov and the Medicare Trustees report is available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov.

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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.