Health Issue Briefs

Health Practice International Committee issue brief on global aging demographics, quality of life during the end-of-life period, palliative versus curative care, and strategies for address health care challenges at the end of life using case studies from a variety of countries. 
(December 6, 2017)
Health Care Delivery Committee issue brief providing an actuarial overview of comparative effectiveness research, including measuring its impact and its potential to reduce health care costs. (November 17, 2017)
Health Practice Council paper on what cost-sharing reductions are and why they need to be funded. (July 24, 2017)
Medicare Subcommittee issue brief on significant concerns about Medicare’s long-term financial health.  (July 19, 2017)
Health Practice Council FAQ on how risk pooling in the individual health insurance market works. (July 14, 2017)
Individual and Small Group Markets Committee issue brief providing an overview of the general factors underlying premium rate setting and highlighting the major components driving premium changes in 2018. (July 11, 2017)
Risk Sharing Subcommittee issue brief examining the risk adjustment program implemented under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the implications for the program under different potential changes to current insurance market rules. (May 10, 2017)
Health Practice Council issue brief examining ways in which the individual health insurance market can be strengthened and made more viable.
(April 24, 2017)
Medicaid Funding Work Group issue brief addresses key design elements of block grants and per capita caps in relation to program sustainability.
(March 17, 2017)
Individual and Small Group Markets Committee issue brief highlighting the various policy considerations and the potential implications of allowing the sale of insurance across state lines. (February 13, 2017)