The 1st Presidential Debate: Understanding Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, and Workers' Compensation


What: Our nation's social insurance programs provide fundamental economic security to millions of working Americans and their families. Yet, the 2016 elections have spent surprisingly little time discussing the importance of Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, Workers' Compensation, and other social insurance and related programs.

National Academy of Social Insurance thought leaders are available to comment on the implications of the candidates' remarks (or lack thereof) before, during, and after Monday night's debate. The Academy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance.The Academy does not lobby or take positions on policy issues. Members have diverse views and individuals' views do not represent an official position of the Academy.

When: Before, during, and after the 1st Presidential debate on Monday, September 26, 2016

Available non-partisan experts include:

William J. Arnone, CEO, National Academy of Social Insurance

Benjamin W. Veghte, Vice President for Policy, National Academy of Social Insurance

The Academy's mission is to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.

CONTACT: Jill Braunstein at (202) 257-1362 (cell), (202) 243-7009 (office), or by email at Academy of Social Insurance(NASI)