The Future of Social Insurance: Incremental Action or Fundamental Reform? [NOOK Book]

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In this new conference volume from the National Academy of Social Insurance, experts offer differing views on what changes will, and must, occur to ensure the continuing viability of Social Security, retirement benefits, unemployment insurance, Medicare, and health security programs. The book opens with a general overview of how economic and political forces will shape the future of social insurance. In the chapters that follow, contributors discuss and debate a full range of related topics, including future ...

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The Future of Social Insurance: Incremental Action or Fundamental Reform?

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Overview

In this new conference volume from the National Academy of Social Insurance, experts offer differing views on what changes will, and must, occur to ensure the continuing viability of Social Security, retirement benefits, unemployment insurance, Medicare, and health security programs. The book opens with a general overview of how economic and political forces will shape the future of social insurance. In the chapters that follow, contributors discuss and debate a full range of related topics, including future Social Security investment returns, the changing face of private retirement plans, insuring longevity risk in pensions and Social Security, issues in unemployment insurance, long-term financing, governance, and markets for Medicare, and health care for the underserved and uninsured.

Contributors include William C. Dudley (Goldman Sachs), Richard Berner (Morgan Stanley Dean Witter), Kilolo Kijakazi (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities), Fay Lomax Cook (Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University), Lawrence Jacobs (University of Minnesota), Jack VanDerhei (Fox School of Business Management, Temple University) Craig Copeland (Employee Benefit Research Institute), Jeffery R. Brown (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard), Janet Norwood (1993-96 Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation), Marilyn Moon (Urban Institute), Sheila Burke (Smithsonian Institution and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard), Mark Schlesinger (Yale), Gerard Anderson (Johns Hopkins University), Lauren LeRoy (Grantmakers in Health), Ruth Riedel (Alliance Healthcare Foundation of San Diego), and Henrie M. Treadwell (W. K. Kellog Foundation¡¯s Community Voices).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815798477
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press and National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Edelman is professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Dallas L. Salisbury is president of the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Pamela J. Larson is executive vice president of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction 1
1. Overview 3
2. The New Economy: Bolstering the Case for Social Insurance 16
Part II. Issues in Social Security Reform 31
3. Future Investment Returns and Social Insurance 33
4. Low-Wage Earners: Options for Improving Their Retirement Income 41
5. Assessing Assumptions about Attitudes Toward Social Security: Popular Claims Meet Hard Data 82
Comment 111
Comment 114
Comment 116
Part III. The Future of Retirement Income 119
6. The Changing Face of Private Retirement Plans 121
7. How Should We Insure Longevity Risk in Pensions and Social Security? 148
Comment 173
Comment 178
Comment 181
Part IV. The Future of Unemployment Insurance 185
8. Issues in Unemployment Insurance 187
Comment 199
Comment 204
Comment 208
Part V. Reflections on Welfare Reform 211
9. Welfare Reform after Five Years 213
Part VI. The Future of Medicare 235
10. Medicare's Long-Term Financing 237
11. Medicare's Management and Governance 243
12. Medicare and Markets: The Need for a New Framework to Guide Reform 248
13. Chronic Care and Medicare 257
Part VII. Philanthropic Initiatives in Health Security 263
14. Health Foundations Respond to the Uninsured 265
15. The San Diego County Health Coverage Initiative 272
16. Community Voices: Health Care for the Underserved 278
Comment 291
Comment 295
Epilogue: The Future of Social Insurance 301
Contributors 311
Conference Program 317
Index 321
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