Brian Graff, CEO of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, is more than a little skeptical of Sen. Marco Rubio's proposed solutions for America's ailing retirement landscape.

"It's surprising, in a word, from a Republican," Graff said in a posting on ASPPA's website. "It sounds like he's trying to 'Obamacare' retirement. It's really not what we need to help retirement in this country. Unlike health care, there is not an access problem."

In a recent address to the National Press Club, Sen. Rubio, R-Fla., suggested that Americans without access to workplace retirement plans should be able to enroll in the federal Thrift Savings Plan, the retirement plan that is available to members of Congress.

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Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.