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Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2008

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/income_wealth/014227.html

Press release with links to detailed data. Reports that the 2008 poverty rate ((13.2%) was the highest since 1997. Also reports that the number of people without health insurance coverage rose from 45.7 million in 2007 to 46.3 million in 2008. From the Census Bureau.

Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2008

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/prod/2009pubs/p60-236.pdf

Reports that real median household income fell and the poverty rate increased between 2007 and 2008. Also reports that the number of uninsured increased but the percentage change was not statistically significant. From the Census Bureau.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Categories: Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09782.pdf

Subtitled: Analysis of Options for Revising the Housing Enterprises’ Long-Term Structures. Discusses the performance of the two organizations in providing stability in mortgage markets and meeting the credit needs of low-income borrowers. Also analyzes options to revise their structures and discusses key transition issues. From the Government Accountability Office.

Remarks by the President to a Joint Session of Congress on Health Care

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-to-a-Joint-Session-of-Congress-on-Health-Care/

The text of the speech by President Obama with his views on health care reform. From the White House.

China/Taiwan: Evolution of the One China Policy: Key Statements from Washington, Beijing and Taipei

Categories: China,Foreign Affairs

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL30341_20090817.pdf

Explores the ambiguities in the official U.S. policy toward China and Taiwan. Offers a selection of key statements from documents and diplomats since the Nixon Administration. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

Competition in Federal Contracting: An Overview of the Legal Requirements

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R40516_20090820.pdf

Describes the legal requirements pertaining to competition that currently apply to federal procurement contracts including which contracts are subject to competition requirements, what constitutes full and open competition, circumstances which allow contracts to be awarded without full and open competition, and simplified procedures for small contracts. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org.

The Obama Plan: Stability and Security for All Americans

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Presidency

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/health_care/plan/

Outlines the components of the health care reform plan endorsed by President Obama. From the White House.

Military Base Realignments and Closures: Transportation Impact of Personnel Increases will be Signif

Categories: Defense/Military,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09750.pdf

Assesses the expected impact on transportation in communities affected by BRAC decisions and federal, state and local responses to the expected impacts. Includes Fort Belvoir, Fort Lee, and Quantico Marine Base communities in Virginia. From the Government Accountability Office

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