Health Issue Briefs

Health Practice International Committee issue brief exploring the similarities and differences with respect to long-term care reform in Austria, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and the U.S. (October 29, 2015)
Medicare at 50: Medicare Advantage Plans
Medicare Subcommittee issue brief that examines the potential for Medicare Advantage plans to improve quality of care at lower prices as part the Medicare@50 series. (October 23, 2015)
Long-Term Care Insurance: Portability
Long-Term Care (LTC) Reform Subcommittee issue brief exploring observations and challenges in LTC insurance portability, which is part of its new LTC series. (October 23, 2015)
Long-Term Care Insurance: Product Design Flexibility
Long-Term Care (LTC) Reform Subcommittee issue brief that examines the limited role played by private insurance in financing long-term care services and supports, which is part of its new LTC series. (October 23, 2015)
Long-Term Care Insurance: Pricing Flexibility
Long-Term Care (LTC) Reform Subcommittee issue brief exploring observations and concerns about pricing in LTC insurance, which is part of its new LTC series. (October 23, 2015)
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)