Paying for Health and Retirement Benefits in the 21st Century: Exploring a VAT

A policy briefing on April 10, 2008 ~ Web cast and transcript now available!

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Can a value-added tax (VAT) help support the benefits Americans want? Join the experts to explore the pros, cons, and practicalities of a VAT in the United States.

Keynote Speaker:
Michael J. Graetz, Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law, Yale University; Senior Treasury Official in the George H. W. Bush Administation; author of the 2008 book 100 Million Unnecessary Returns: A Simple, Fair, and Competitive Tax Plan for the United States

Len Burman, Director of the Tax Policy Center and Senior Fellow, the Urban Institute

George Kohl, Senior Director for Collective Bargaining and Technology, Communications Workers of America

Michael Stegman
, Director of Policy, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Gail Wilensky, John M. Olin Senior Fellow, Project Hope

This event is part of the Robert M. Ball Living Legacy Series, which furthers the ideals of NASI’s founding chair, who died in January 2008. The series promotes social insurance as a means to achieve economic justice and security for American workers and families. Funding for this event is provided by The Ford Foundation.

April 10th, 2008 9:00 AM   through   11:00 AM
Kaiser Family Foundation
Barbara Jordan Conference Center
1330 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States
Topics Social Security, Medicare and Health Policy, Long-Term Care, Workers Compensation, Disability, Unemployment Insurance, Workforce Issues and Employee Benefits, International Activities, Poverty and Income Assistance
Contact Name Joni Lavery
Contact Email

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