Social security disability insurance currently pays monthly benefits to 11 million Americans. But a financial shortfall in the program could slash those benefits by 19 percent next year. A battle is brewing between the White House and Republican lawmakers over replenishing the disability fund. We take a look at disability benefits, politics of the program and what changes might come.
- Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
- Rebecca Vallas, director of policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress.
- William Hoagland, senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center and former top aide to Senator Bill Frist.
- Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News.