August 25, 2004
U.S. Census Bureau to Release New Count of Americans Lacking Health Insurance: Actuaries' 2004 Election Guide Poses Key Questions for Candidates
As the U.S. Census Bureau releases new totals for the number of Americans who currently do not have health care insurance, the American Academy of Actuaries offers journalists a guide to the questions candidates should answer. As Congress and voters consider this national challenge, the Academy prepared the guide to help promote additional discussion and frame the issues. The Academy's Election Guide 2004: The Questions Candidates Should Answer about Americans Without Health Insurance includes information about the uninsured population, benefit packages, costs to individuals, families, and employers. It also covers the effects of any proposed solution on the health insurance market, its regulation, benefit funding, and general health care costs.
Posted by Tom Troceen