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MEDIA ADVISORY TO: ASSIGNMENT EDITOR

Contact: Andrew Simonelli Phone: 202.785.7872 Email: simonelli@actuary.org Date: Sept. 17, 2008

Capitol Hill Briefing: Actuaries to Discuss Curbing Health Spending Growth What:

The American Academy of Actuaries will identify major factors that are contributing to the growth in health care spending and discuss options for addressing these cost drivers during a Capitol Hill briefing. According to the most recent census report, there are nearly 46 million uninsured individuals in the United States. Actuaries and other health policy experts have noted that a root cause of this problem is increasing health care spending growth. In 2006, health care spending increased at twice the rate of inflation and continued to grow faster than the economy.

When:

Monday, September 22, 2008 at 2 p.m.

Where:

430 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC

Who:

Catherine Murphy-Barron, MAAA, FSA Chairperson of the Uninsured Work Group American Academy of Actuaries

Stacey Lampkin, MAAA, FSA, MPA

Vice Chairperson of the Uninsured Work Group American Academy of Actuaries

Contact: For media credentials or more information on this briefing, contact Andrew Simonelli, assistant director of communications for the American Academy of Actuaries, at 202.785.7872 or Simonelli@actuary.org. For more information on the Academy: http://www.actuary.org *Credentials required. All reporters must check in at the registration desk. ### The American Academy of Actuaries is a 16,000-member professional association whose mission is to serve the public on behalf of the U.S. actuarial profession. The Academy assists public policymakers on all levels 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.

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Stacey Lampkin, MAAA, FSA, MPA Vice Chairperson of the Uninsured Work Group American Academy of Actuaries ### What: Chairperson of the Unins...

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