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Health Insurance Status of Full Time Workers by Demographic and Employer Characteristics

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st234/stat234.pdf

Reports that in 2005 85.4% of full time workers in the U.S. had private health insurance, 1.9% had public insurance, and 12.8% were uninsured for the entire year. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Data on Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/07nssats/nssats2k7web.pdf

Presents results from the latest annual survey of facilities providing substance abuse treatment in the U.S. Includes information on the location, characteristics and use of the facilities. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Wages in the Nonprofit Sector: Healthcare, Personal Care, and Social Service Occupations

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/cm20090123ar01p1.htm

Third in a series of articles comparing the average hourly earnings of full-time workers in private nonprofits, private industry as a whole, and state/local governments. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The U.S. Commitment to Global Health: Recommendations for the New Administration

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance,Health/Medical

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12506

Argues that the U.S. should intensify its commitment to global health in the next 4 years by increasing funding, placing greater emphasis on global health in developing foreign policy, and creating an Interagency Committee on Global Health to coordinate U.S. global health activities. From the Institute of Medicine

Behavioral Economic Concepts to Encourage Healthy Eating in School Cafeterias

Categories: Education-Higher,Food/Nutrition

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR68/ERR68.pdf

Reports the results of experiments on factors that influence food choice in a college cafeteria. College students who used debit cards restricted to healthy foods made more nutritious choices than students paying with cash or general debit c ards. From the Economic Research Service.

Report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Statistics

http://www.sigar.mil/reports/quarterlyreports/Jan09/pdf/Report_-_January_2009.pdf

Warns of major weaknesses in strategy in the Afghanistan reconstruction effort. From the Office of the Special Inspector General.

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction: Quarterly Report and Semiannual Report to Congres

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Iraq,Statistics

http://www.sigir.mil/reports/quarterlyreports/Jan09/Default.aspx

January 30, 2009 report on the progress of reconstruction efforts in Iraq. From the Office of the Special Inspector General.

Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Efforts to Address Transparency and Accountability Issues

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09296.pdf

Second report in a series on the functioning of the program designed to restore economic stability. Reports that the Treasury Department has disbursed $293 billion of the authorized $700 billion as of January 23,2009, mostly to purchase preferred shares in 317 financial institutions, but expresses concern that not enough has been done to monitor how funds are being used by recipients. From the Government Accountability Office

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