STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY: Social Insurance in a Diverse America National Academy of Social Insurance 15th Annual Conference
Kathleen Buto, Martha Priddy Patterson, and William Spriggs
The conference will take a cross-cutting look at how Social Security, Medicare, and
state-administered programs—unemployment insurance, Medicaid, and cash assistance—accommodate American’s growing diversity.
Diversity is a major news story. The Census Bureau just announced that the Hispanic population is more than 37 million, and that the Hispanic total is virtually equal to the black population. In addition to ethnic diversity, there is increasing diversity in households, with more single-parent families, unmarried couples, and dual-earning couples.
Speakers will include Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA); Grantland Johnson, head of the California Health and Human Services agency; experts from the Census Bureau, the Social Security Administration, and the National Institutes of Health; key Congressional committee staff directors; and Ray Suarez, senior correspondent on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
Thursday and Friday, January 30–31, 2003
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Medicare and Disparities: What Do We Know? Medicare is a universal program for people over 65, but there are racial variations in the quality of care.
Social Security in a Diverse America. How well does Social Security protect children, persons with disabilities and low wage earners?
State-Administered Programs and Diverse Populations
The Challenge of Diversity: Turning Research into Action
NEW REPORT TO BE RELEASED 01/31/03: Medicare in the 21st Century: Building a Better Chronic Care System