Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Student Loan Default Rates Increase

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/student-loan-default-rates-increase-0

Announces that the FY 2008 national default rate was 7.0%, up from 6.7% in FY 2007.  Also provides default rates for different types of postsecondary institutions.  From the U.S. Department of Education

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors: 2010 Edition

Categories: Veterans

http://www1.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp

Latest edition of booklet which describes benefits available to veterans and their survivors.  From the Veterans Department

Gates Unveils Strategy to Cut Costs, Boost Efficiency

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=60854

American Forces Press Service news account of Secretary of Defense Gates’ plan to cut $100 billion from Defense Department budget by introducing efficiencies in purchasing  weapons and services.  From the Department of Defense

Effects of Using Generic Drugs on Medicare’s Prescription Drug Spending

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/118xx/doc11838/09-15-PrescriptionDrugs.pdf

This study uses data from Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance claims to assess how successful private insurance plans have been in encouraging the use of generic drugs to control costs and the potential for savings from the additional use of such drugs.  From the Congressional Budget Office