Forum on Social Security, Medicare, and Privatization

07/15/97
REDEFINING THE ENTITLEMENT DEBATE: SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, AND THE
ISSUE OF PRIVATIZATION

American Society on Aging 1997 Summer Series
Adam's Mark Hotel, Philadelphia
August 8, 1997
8:30 - 4:30

Co-Sponsored
by

The Boettner Center of Financial Gerontology
(University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work),

The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Center for Health Policy,
(University of Pennsylvania)

The American Association of Retired Persons


INTRODUCTIONS
                        1.  Steven Devlin, Ph.D.
                        Boettner Center of Financial Gerontology,
                        University of Pennsylvania

                        2. Gloria Cavanaugh
                           Executive Director, American Society on Aging
                           San Francisco, CA


KEYNOTE ADDRESS         "Rethinking the Social Insurance Contract"
                        Jerry Mashaw, LL.D., Ph.D.
                        Sterling Professor of Law and Professor at the
                        Institute for Social and Policy Studies,
                        Yale University, New Haven, CT

PANEL #1: REFORMING SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE: WHAT ARE THE REAL ISSUES?

        Moderator:      Wendall Primus, Ph.D.
                        Director, Income Security Division,
                        The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
                        Washington, DC

        Speakers:
                        1. Eric Kingson, Ph.D.
                        Associate Professor of Social Policy
                        Boston College

                        2. [Speaker on Medicare TBA]

PANEL #2: THE IMPACT OF ENTITLEMENT REFORM:
WHAT IS AT STAKE AND WHO IS AT RISK?

        Moderator:      Lowell I. Arye, M.S.S.A.
                        Associate Director,  Center for Health Policy
                        Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
                        University of Pennsylvania

        Speakers:
                        1. Laurel Beedon, Ph.D.
                        Senior Policy Advisor,  Public Policy Institute
                        American Association of Retired Persons,
                        Washington ,D.C.

                        2. Lee Cohen, Ph.D.
                        Senior Policy Advisor,  Public Policy Institute
                        American Association of Retired Persons,
                        Washington ,D.C.

                        3. Alicia Puente Cackley, Ph.D.
                        Senior Economist
                        General Accounting Office, Washington, D.C.

                        4. Susan Daniels, Ph.D.
                        Associate Commissioner for Disability,
                        Social Security Administration, Baltimore MD


PANEL #3: HOW DO WE TALK TOGETHER ABOUT ENTITLEMENT:
FORGING THE BOND BETWEEN GENERATIONS.

        Moderator:      Robert Friedland, Ph.D.
                        Director, National Academy on Aging,
                        Washington, DC

        Speakers:
                        1. Virginia Reno
                        Director of Research, National Academy of Social
                        Insurance
                        Washington, D.C.

                        2. Robert Dreyfuss
                        Mother Jones magazine and author of "Burning the
                        Safety Net"

Comments & Closing Speech:
                        Msgr Charles J. Fahey, DDIV
                        Director, Third Age Center and Mary Doty Professor
                        of Aging Studies
                        Fordham University, NY


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or

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