Health Issue Briefs

Prescription Drug Coverage Work Group issue brief outlining the programs available in the private sector that provide prescription drugs for seniors and to further discuss issues related to prescription drug coverage for this population. The issue brief complements the monograph, "Providing Prescription Drug Coverage for Medicare Beneficiaries," which was released in July 2000. (July 2, 2001)
Managed Care Reform Work Group issue brief assisting policymakers in understanding the scope of applicability of proposed pateient protection legislation and the ability of enrollees to file legal action against their health plan. (June 1, 2001)
Executive summary of the issue brief on the Effects of Proposed Patient Protection Legislation on Managed Care (June 1, 2001)
Managed Care Reform Work Group issue brief exploring actuarial issues in a number of the managed care bills being considered by Congress and state legislatures. (December 1, 1999)
Task Force on Genetic Testing in Health Insurance issue brief intended to help policymakers better understand the risk classification process. (February 28, 1999)
Work Group on Medicare Expansion issue brief discussing the actuarial aspects and potential impact of the Clinton Administration proposal to expand the Medicare program to allow certain individuals between the ages of 55 and 64 to participate on a voluntary "buy-in" basis. The buy-in expansion is intended to be essentially self-supporting financially when viewed over the lifetime of program participants. (January 1, 1998)
Work Group on Medical Malpractice Reform issue brief providing an analysis of the impact of state reforms and offering comments to state and federal officials when considering national tort reform. (November 30, 1996)