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Actuaries Provide Capitol Hill Briefing to Explore Health Care Reform Components

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the American Academy of Actuaries:

What: The American Academy of Actuaries will host a Capitol Hill briefing on actuarial considerations related to health care reform provisions.

The actuaries will discuss the health care reform issues that are most important when evaluating a proposal's prospects for leading to viable and sustainable health insurance reform. Among other issues the actuaries will address: adverse selection considerations, a public plan option, the importance of risk pooling, and actuarial equivalence.

Who: Karl Madrecki, Member, Health Practice Council

American Academy of Actuaries

Catherine Murphy-Barron, Chairperson, Uninsured Working Group

American Academy of Actuaries

David Shea, Jr., Chairperson, Federal Health Committee

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Dale Yamamoto, Chairperson, Joint Committee on Retiree Health

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When: Monday, June 22, 2009 - 11 a.m.

Where: 210 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C.

Contact: For media credentials contact Andrew Simonelli, assistant director of communications for the American Academy of Actuaries, at 202.785.7872 or For more information on the American Academy of Actuaries, please visit:

**All reporters must receive credentials to attend.

The American Academy of Actuaries is a professional association with over 16,000 members. The Academy's mission is to assist policymakers by providing leadership, objective expertise and actuarial advice on risk and financial security issues. The Academy also sets qualification, practice and professionalism standards for actuaries in the United States.

    Contact: Andrew Simonelli
    Phone: 202.785.7872

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