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Former Social Security Commissioners and Others Respond to Our Disability Story

Our series on government disability programs continues to provoke debate. A group of former commissioners from the Social Security Administration (Social Security runs the programs) put out this response.

And here's a response from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.

Here are various papers looking at issues raised in our series, particularly factors driving the program's growth:

Harold Pollack of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration posted this in response to our reporting on the disability program for children:

Mary Daly, at the San Francisco Federal Reserve (source of this graph) put out this briefing paper:

Dylan Mathews at Wonkblog laid out a couple of policy proposals for reforming Social Security Disability Insurance:

Judge Randall Frye, President of the Association of Administrative Law Judges and featured in our story, announced plans to call for changes in the way Social Security runs disability hearings:

Last Friday, disability researchers gathered at a conference organized by the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution. They covered a wide range of topics, included ones we looked at in our reporting. You can watch the whole thing here:



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