Health Issue Briefs

Individual and Small Group Markets Committee issue brief providing an overview of the factors underlying the general premium rate setting and highlighting the major drivers behind why 2016 premiums could differ from those in 2015 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (August 5, 2015)
Medicare Subcommittee issue brief in the Medicare at 50 series exploring the benefits available under the traditional fee-for-service Medicare program, as well as Medicare Advantage and supplemental policies.  (July 29, 2015)
Medicare Subcommittee issue brief in the Medicare at 50 series exploring the financial challenges facing the Medicare program and highlighting the need for policy options to ensure the program's long-term sustainability. (July 29, 2015)
Medicare Subcommittee issue brief in the Medicare at 50 series examining the diverse needs and characteristics of Medicare beneficiaries. (July 29, 2015)
Medicare Subcommittee issue brief, “Medicare’s Financial Condition: Beyond Actuarial Balance,” on significant concerns about Medicare’s long-term financial health. (July 24, 2015)
Health Practice International Committee issue brief exploring current wellness initiatives with four international case studies as examples. (July 6, 2015)
Health Care Cost Work Group issue brief addresses health care cost growth in Medicare by providing a framework for understanding and evaluating the options for reforming Medicare and their potential effects on cost growth, quality of care, and access to care. (June 5, 2015)
Health Practice Council issue brief examining the approaches included in various proposals policymakers are considering in case the Supreme Court rules in King v. Burwell that federal premium subsidies are not available for individual market plans in states participating in the federally facilitated marketplace. (May 28, 2015)
Individual and Small Group Market Task Force issue brief examining how the rules applying to groups sized 51-100 will change with the Affordable Care Act's scheduled expansion of the definition of small employers to those with up to 100 employees and what that will mean for insurance offerings in the small group market. (March 2, 2015)
Health Practice International Task Force issue brief providing an overview of the prevalence and costs associated with diabetes internationally and exploring current diabetes mitigation efforts in seven specific countries. (August 13, 2014)