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Media Alert: NASI Experts Available to Comment on the 2009 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

WASHINGTON, DC—Experts on Social Security and Medicare are available to comment on the implications of the 2009 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 NASI.

An explanatory brief, Social Security Finances: Findings of the 2009 Trustees Report, will be available soon after the release on the Academy’s website at www.nasi.org.

Social Security Experts

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

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

Lori Hansen
Consultant
Phone: 202-244-7019
Email: LLHR@aol.com

Eric Kingson
Professor of Social Work and Public Administration, Syracuse University
Phone: 315-374-8338
Email: erkingso@syr.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: 609-213-1551
Email: bdschobel@aol.com

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

Judy Feder
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
Phone: 703-508-9447
Email: federj@georgetown.edu

Paul Van de Water
Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Phone: 202-408-1080
Email: vandewater@cbpp.org

The complete Social Security Trustees report will be available in pdf format at http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TR/ and the Medicare Trustees report will be available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ReportsTrustFunds/.

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 of how social insurance contributes to economic security and a vibrant economy.