Actuarial Seminar Series
A Detailed Look at US Health Care Spending
Julie Schoenman, PhD
Director of Research and Quality, National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Research and Educational Foundation
Thursday October 25, 2012
3:30-5:00 pm with reception to follow
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
321 19th Avenue S, Minneapolis
Carlson Executive Education Center, Room 2-260T
Spending for health care in the United States has risen unabated over the past five decades and is the highest in the world – both as a percent of GDP and on a per-capita basis. Future health actuaries need to understand not only the macro spending trends but must also dissect spending into its component parts to appreciate what is driving the increases and think about how we might begin to bring it under control. This presentation pulls together secondary data from numerous sources to provide this essential information, including separate examinations of spending by public and private payers and consideration of how the rising spending affects the federal budget outlook and private consumers.
Julie Schoenman is the Director of Research and Quality at the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Research and Educational Foundation, where she is responsible for developing the Foundation’s research agenda and producing reports and other resources on wide ranging health system topics. Her recent work has focused on understanding U.S. health care spending, risk adjustment in the new health insurance exchanges, workplace wellness programs, and coverage options for the uninsured. She also is responsible for the Foundation’s essay series, Expert Voices. Dr. Schoenman has over 25 years of experience conducting health services research studies and previously held senior research positions with the Project HOPE Center for Health Affairs and NORC at the University of Chicago. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Vanderbilt University.
This seminar is free and open to the public, RSVP is not required.
We want to thank UnitedHealth Group for its sponsorship of the UnitedHealth Group Actuarial
Scholarship Program and this seminar series.