Beyond the Bad Economy: Jobs, Retirement, Health, and Social Insurance

Jan 14, 2010, 14:51 ET from National Academy of Social Insurance

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released by the National Academy of Social Insurance:

What: A unique meeting of policy analysts, researchers, congressional staff, industry leaders, and others that will discuss prospects for transformational change in the U.S. economy and opportunities for strengthening our social safety nets.

Key Topics Include:

  • How Should We Think About the Public Debt?
  • The Stimulus Program and Jobs: A Report on Impact and Next Steps
  • What Role Does Social Security's Adequacy and Solvency Play?
  • What Happened with Health Care Reform Politics in 2009?
  • Innovations for Strengthening U.S. Social Insurance
  • And more.

Speakers Include:

Steven Pearlstein (The Washington Post), Susan Dentzer (Health Affairs), Jennie Chin Hansen (AARP),  Judy Feder (Georgetown University), Jane Bryant Quinn (Bloomberg News), Eric Rodriguez (National Council of La Raza), Daniel Franklin (Benenson Strategy Group), Jennifer Klein (Yale University), Iris Lav and Paul Van de Water (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities), Mark Levitan (New York City Center for Economic Opportunity), Lisa Mensah (Aspen Institute), Bradford DeLong (University of California, Berkeley),  Maya MacGuineas (The New America Foundation), Jill Quadagno (Florida State University), Richard Freeman (NBER),  Ed Montgomery (Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers), Mark Levinson (SEIU), Rich Hobbie (National Association of State Workforce Agencies), Maya Rockeymoore (Global Policy Solutions), David John (Heritage Foundation), Brian Smedley (Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies), Peter Edelman (Georgetown Law School), Joseph Haggerty (United Way Worldwide), and more!

When: Thursday and Friday, January 21-22, 2010

Where:  National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Questions? Visit for a full conference agenda.

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.

SOURCE National Academy of Social Insurance