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An Issue for All Ages: Retirement in America

KEYWORDS: MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY, RETIREMENT IN AMERICA, LIVE NOW, CHARLES BLAHOUS, ROBERT REISCHAUER

WHEN: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

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There is no question that Americans face challenges in saving and preparing for retirement. How are different generations and demographics experiencing those challenges? And what solutions should policymakers be looking at to improve the current retirement security system?

BPC led a discussion on where retirement policy stands and where it is headed. The former public trustees of Social Security and Medicare trust funds will offer an assessment of the state of these important programs. Experts will also look at current efforts by congressional and industry leaders to move the needle on retirement policy.

Read A Guide to the 2017 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports


Panelists include:

Charles P. Blahous III
J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Chair and Senior Research Strategist, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Former Public Trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds

Kent Conrad
Former Chairman, Senate Budget Committee

Jason Fichtner
Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center
@JJFichtner

Kilolo Kijakazi
Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
@kkijakazi

James B. Lockhart III
Former Principal Deputy Commissioner, Social Security Administration

Ronald P. O’Hanley
President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors
@StateStreet

Robert D. Reischauer
Distinguished Institute Fellow and President Emeritus, Urban Institute
Former Public Trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds

Eve Rips
Director of Regional Strategy, Young Invincibles
@evecjr

Eric Rodriguez
Vice President, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, UnidosUS

Sylvester Schieber
Former Chairman, Social Security Advisory Board

Moderated by:

Hazel Bradford
Reporter, Pensions and Investments
@Bradford_PI

Tim Shaw
Senior Policy Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Center
@Tim_N_Shaw

Susan Tanaka
Senior Policy Advisor, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation
@BudgetChatter

This event was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the event’s participants.