On May 12 from 3-5 p.m. the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC will hold an event entitled "The Seniors’ Entitlement Crunch: The Politics of Social Security and Medicare Reform," featuring Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Chairman, Senate Budget Committee; Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), Ranking Republican, Senate Budget Committee; Asst. Prof. Kimberly J. Morgan Dept. of Political Science, George Washington University; Julie Rovner, Health Correspondent, NPR & Congress Daily.
Here's the event description:
When the next President and new Congress take office next January, they will face a critical issue that has not been addressed in either the current presidential campaign or the congressional budget resolutions, and that is how to deal with the impending insolvencies of the Medicare and Social Security Trust Funds in the next decade. The top two senators on the Senate Budget Committee have cosponsored legislation to deal with the problem early in the next Congress by acting on the recommendations of a bipartisan commission of House Members, senators, and administration officials that would be created and mandated to report findings next January. Similar bipartisan process approaches have been introduced in both houses of Congress and proposed by prominent economists of various political stripes. Will the political will exist to address this long festering fiscal fissure? This forum will explore these vital economic security and political issues.You can RSVP here; a webcast will be available here.