Health Issue Briefs

Medicare Steering Committee issue brief offering an annual perspective on Medicare's financial condition and outlining the public policy options to address the program's long-term financial challenges. (June 12, 2013)
Issue brief by Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello provides an overview of the basic concepts underlying premium calculations, and highlights and examines several Affordable Care Act-related provisions that could affect premiums. (May 9, 2013)
Issue guide on Medicare premium support and the potential implications of shifting Medicare to a premium support program. (February 11, 2013)
Update of a June 2011 issue brief by the Health Care Quality Work Group highlighting a number of actuarial issues that should be considered when designing and implementing accountable care organizations (December 19, 2012)
Guide to help voters understand what premium support is and the potential implications of shifting Medicare to a premium support program. (October 9, 2012)
Decision brief highlighting some of the issues that federal and state policymakers and regulators should consider as they are making their Medicaid expansion decisions. (September 10, 2012)
Medicare Steering Committee issue brief offering an annual perspective on Medicare's financial condition and outlining the public policy options to address the program's long-term financial challenges. (May 22, 2012)
Medicare Steering Committee issue brief discussing proposals to update Medicare's traditional fee-for-service benefit design. (March 1, 2012)
Actuarial Value Subgroup issue brief offering an overview of the concept of actuarial value, and insight into the calculation of actuarial value under the Affordable Care Act. (July 22, 2011)
Health Practice Council fact sheet providing an overview of the Medicare Shared Savings Program and how accountable care organizations (ACOs) are addressed in the Affordable Care Act. (June 16, 2011)