Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Robert Bixby -- The Concord Coalition, Joe Antos -- American Enterprise Institute, and Paul Cullinan -- independent public policy consultant, will discuss various fiscal and political implications surrounding major health care legislation, focusing specifically on the budgetary scoring of said legislation. This session, entitled: "Health Legislation Cost" is one session at the 2011 Society of Actuaries Health Care meeting.
Should cost estimations recognize the expected impact on behavior of proposed or enacted legislation or associated regulations? What should the actuary do when legislative provisions and actuarial standards are at odds with one another? What should the profession do to support or challenge actuaries who answer the preceding question in the course of their jobs or consulting assignments?
At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to weigh considerations in establishing impacts of health care reform and how to address difficult scenarios with public policy implications.
The Concord Coalition believes that only with an engaged, informed and demanding public can the nation's fiscal challenges be met. The Concord Coalition's mission is to cut through the usual partisan rhetoric and stimulate a more realistic public dialogue on what we want our nation's future to look like, along with the required trade-offs. We believe that elected leaders in Washington know there is a problem, but they are unlikely to act unless forced to by their constituents.