Discussion: How COVID-19 and Federal Policies Are Affecting US Senior Citizens

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The Brookings Institution will present a discussion on how federal policies are affecting seniors and retirees in a post-COVID world.

The event will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. ET on Dec. 13 at the Brooking Institute in Washington.

The discussion will feature:

  • Ben Harris, assistant secretary for Economic Policy – U.S. Treasury
  • Former executive director of the Kellogg Public-Private Initiative – Northwestern University
  • Richard G. Frank, senior fellow – Economic Studies
  • Director – USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy
  • Louise Sheiner, The Robert S. Kerr senior fellow – Economic Studies
  • Policy director – The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy
  • Joshua Gotbaum, moderator, guest scholar – Economic Studies

The focus of the discussion will be on the challenges COVID has imposed on the health, work, and social lives of seniors and retirees, the effects of the recent health policy changes, and the effects of COVID on senior employment and retirement.

This event will be livestreamed on NTD at 2:00 p.m. ET on Dec. 13. Access the livestream on this page.

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