Although President Bush has declared Social Security reform to be one of his top priorities for 2005, his principles for reform differ from the ideas being put forth by leading Democrats and AARP, a key player in the debate. With such divergent views on this important issue, Social Security reform stands to dominate American politics during the president’s second term. The question is whether economically sound reform can be enacted.
On January 13, the Brookings Institution and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center will convene a forum to discuss ways to reform Social Security and to assess the prospects—and hurdles—for enactment in 2005. Participants will take questions from the audience.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School
Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Managing Director, and Global Co-Head of Healthcare - Lazard
Chairman, MFS Investment Management Former Member, President's Committee to Strengthen Social Security
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