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:
- Mathematica Policy Research Paper
- SF Fed Research Brief
- CBPP on growth
- Duggan/Iberman on growth
- Social Security Administration Congressional Testimony on growth
- CBO on growth of disability program and policy options
- CBPP response to our story
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: