Health Issue Briefs

Individual and Small Group Markets Committee issue brief providing an overview of the general factors underlying premium rate setting and highlighting the major components driving premium changes in 2019. (June 13, 2018)
Medicare Subcommittee issue brief on the three fundamental long-range financing challenges facing the Medicare program. (June 13, 2018)
Prescription Drug Work Group issue brief highlighting prescription drug issues present in our health care system, including cost drivers, the effect on various stakeholders, and possible approaches that might help address the health care cost growth associated with prescription drugs. (March 7, 2018)
High-Performance Network Work Group issue paper on addressing the growth in health care spending through high-performance networks, which generally focus on delivering high-quality care that also is efficient care. These networks generally result in lower total costs for health programs. (February 26, 2018)
Health Practice International Committee issue brief on global aging demographics, quality of life during the end-of-life period, palliative versus curative care, and strategies for address health care challenges at the end of life using case studies from a variety of countries. 
(December 6, 2017)
Health Care Delivery Committee issue brief providing an actuarial overview of comparative effectiveness research, including measuring its impact and its potential to reduce health care costs. (November 17, 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)
Health Practice Council FAQ on how risk pooling in the individual health insurance market works. (July 14, 2017)
Individual and Small Group Markets Committee issue brief providing an overview of the general factors underlying premium rate setting and highlighting the major components driving premium changes in 2018. (July 11, 2017)