How should policymakers arrange America’s social contract to strengthen security for families, while fostering a vibrant, growing economy? Social insurance – Social Security and Medicare – pools risk broadly to ensure income and health security for older Americans. Yet, younger families face growing risks due to widely fluctuating incomes, rising health costs, and declining coverage. What mix of policies will strengthen economic security for all Americans, and how can we finance them in growth-enhancing ways?
Conference Co-Chairs: Jacob Hacker, Professor of Political Science, Yale University Regina Jefferson, Professor of Law, Catholic University, Columbus School of Law Maya Rockeymoore, President/CEO,Global Policy Solutions, LLC and Adjunct Professor, American University
Conference Funders: AARP, American’s Health Insurance Plans, California HealthCare Foundation, Ford Foundation, Heinz Family Foundation, March of Dimes Foundation, Ovations-United HealthCare, Schering-Plough, Service Employees International Union, American Academy of Actuaries, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and the Segal Company.
The Kaiser Family Foundation made it possible for students to attend the conference.
**Click on the session title below to access PowerPoint presentations from each session. Transcipts will be posted in the future. Select sessions are available for viewing via archived webcast by kaisernetwork.org, a free service of the Kaiser Family Foundation.**
The Retirement Security Challenge
Dallas Salisbury, President/CEO Employee Benefits Research Institute;
Turning Perils into Opportunities: Perfecting Retirement Security in the 21st Century
Nancy Altman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Pension Rights Center
Improving Retirement Security in the Defined Contribution Era: From the Auto IRA to Social Security
David John, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
To Old to Work and Too Young to Die: The Future of Retirement For American Workers Ron Blackwell, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO
Public Policy, Employers, and the Weather Howard Fluhr, Chairman, The Segal Company
5:00pm Reception / Presentation of 2007 Heinz Dissertation Award
6:00pm Dinner—”Taking Policy to Politics: Report from the Campaign Trail,” Judy Feder
Judy Feder is Professor and Dean of Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute. After nearly 30 years in policy and academe, she recently plunged into electoral politics by running to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional district. Her success in garnering 41% of the vote against a popular incumbent has served to whet her appetite for more. Her experience of the past year was filled with lessons — some amusing, some serious, and many poignant—taught by her future constituents about what really matters to working families in America. Come listen to Judy reflect on the experience of crossing from theory to practice in American democracy. » Webcast Available from Kaisernetwork.org «
Day Two: Friday, February 2, 2007
8:00am NASI Members Breakfast and Annual Meeting
9:00am Roundtable Discussions – Concurrent Sessions: What’s ahead on social insurance for the new Congress and state policymakers in 2007 and beyond? Come listen and exchange ideas at special roundtable discussions with NASI board members:
Health Policy – Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance coverage, and health disparities: A discussion led by NASI Board members Kathleen Buto of Johnson & Johnson and Janet Shikles, health policy consultant.
Social Security and Retirement Policy: A discussion led by NASI Board members Joseph Quinn of Boston College, Margaret Simms of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, and Lawrence Thompson of the Urban Institute.
Long-term Care Policy: A discussion led by NASI Board members Jennie Chin Hansen of AARP and Marilyn Moon of the American Institutes of Research.
Labor Market Policy – Unemployment and/or wage insurance: A discussion led by NASI Board members Richard Hobbie of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies and William Spriggs of Howard University.
Disability Insurance and Workers’ Compensation: A discussion led by NASI Board members John Burton Jr. of Rutgers University, Patricia Owens of Patricia Owens Consultations, and Jerry Mashaw of Yale University.
10:15am Opening Speaker
The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Private Pain and Public Compensation
Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master, 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund