"Ever since The Seniors Coalition was born during the fight to repeal the Medicare Catastrophic Coiverage Act in 1989, we have found a great void in accurate materials about Social Security. The Seniors Coalition saw a real need for a publication that would cover the history and future of Social Security, as well as provide information on how citizens can help oversee Social Security -- a program so large that it affects the life of virtually every American. We asked Robert J. Myers, a veteran of the Social Security Administration from its very inception in 1935, to assist us in putting this book together. We believe that those seniors who are already drawing benefits will profit from this book, because it provides guidelines on how to solve problems that may face them and ways to effectively exercise their rights to protect the system. For those who are not yet read to draw benefits, it furnishes a glimpse into the future of Social Securitty. What Everyone Shoud Know About Social Security is a convenient reference book for policymakers who are searching for a better understanding of the system and for journalists and students who need a quick guide to social security."