The current national discussion about healthcare in America is not really about healthcare. It is about paying for healthcare. As a result, the dialogue is concentrated on questions related to the structure and cost of public and private insurance coverage and the subsidies related to that coverage. In this narrowly defined arena, attainment of health insurance coverage is portrayed or seen as the solution to the nation’s healthcare needs.
In an effort to enhance public awareness and understanding, the Concerned Actuaries Group and the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget are co-hosting a series of expert presentations and conversations on the broader and more complex spectrum of issues that must be considered in the search for an equitable, sustainable American healthcare system.