That was the topic of today’s Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing, chaired by Senator Herb Kohl. Testimony ran the gamut from pensions to policies encouraging boomers to work longer.  The panel, including our own Barbara Kennellyoffered a wide range of recommendations to improve financial security for a growing number of baby boomer retirees. 

While the economic challenges our nation faces can hardly be overstated this hearing was refreshingly forward-looking and honest about Social Security, Medicare and the critical need for healthcare reform to strengthen both.  This video clip from today’s hearing includes comments from:

Barbara B. Kennelly, The National Committee 

Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research                    

Dallas Salisbury, Employee Research Benefits Institute