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2014-03-19 20:21:12

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several major media outlets, including The Christian Science Monitor and CBS News, have reported a comment made by Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus on March 18 that, among other assertions, characterizes actuaries' work related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in political rhetoric meant to elicit attention. The characterization of actuaries in those remarks cannot be taken seriously. The actuarial...

2014-02-27 20:22:59

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Actuaries, the public policy and professionalism voice of the U.S. actuarial profession, announces a public policy research partnership with the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) to complement the Academy's intensive examination of health care costs and quality of care in the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100322/AAALOGO The Academy sees in HCCI a shared goal of improving public...


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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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