Health Practice Council

The Health Practice Council oversees the Academy’s public policy work on health issues, including Medicare. The Academy’s vice president for health issues heads the council and serves on the Academy Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The Council consists of committee and workgroup chairs and liaisons to other Academy groups working on issues of relevance to the Health Practice.

Staff liaison: David Linn
ASB Liaisons: Donna Novak, Robert Damler
Professionalism Liaison: Alfred Bingham

Chairperson: Shari Westerfield
Vice Chairperson: Laurel Kastrup, Audrey Halvorson

Joseph Allbright
Alfred Bingham
Joyce Bohl
April Choi
Tim Deno
Colleen Driscoll
Barbara Klever
Michael Nordstrom
Susan Pantely
Adam Reese
Allen Schmitz
John Schubert
Bruce Stahl
Michael Thompson
Cori Uccello
Thomas Wildsmith

Related Publications

Health Practice Council comments to the U.S. House and Senate on the potential inclusion of individual mandate repeal in The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (December 12, 2017)
Health Practice Council comments to the U.S. Senate on a proposal in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to eliminate the ACA's individual mandate. (November 21, 2017)
Presentation to the National Conference of Insurance Legislators about long-term care and sales and premium increase data; understanding premium rate increases; and essential criteria in LTC reform. (November 17, 2017)
Health Practice Council comments on the October 12 executive order. (November 07, 2017)
Health Practice Council comments on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal (GCHJ), legislation that would make revisions to the individual health insurance market and approaches to federal Medicaid funding. (September 22, 2017)
Health Practice Council letter to the U.S. Senate HELP Committee on stabilizing the individual health insurance market. (September 12, 2017)
Comment letter submitted jointly by the P/C RBC Committee and the Health Solvency Subcommittee regarding changes to corporate bond factors being considered by the NAIC’s Investment Risk-Based Capital Working Group. (July 25, 2017)
Health Practice Council letter to the U.S. Senate on potential adverse consequences of legislation to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate. (July 25, 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)