Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Consumer-Driven Health Care: What is it, and What does it Mean for Employees and Employers.

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment

Describes such health plan innovations as high deductible plans and health savings accounts, their major features, and advantages/disadvantages.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2007 Summary

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents national estimates of hospital inpatient care in the U.S. during 2007 and selected trend data.  Numbers and rates of discharges, diagnoses, and procedures are shown by age and sex.  Also shows average  lengths of stays by diagnostic categories.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

Student Financing of Graduate and First-Professional Education: 2007-08

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Offers statistics on how 3 million students, enrolled in graduate and professional programs of education during 2007-08, financed their graduate studies.  Includes data on sources of financial aid, types of programs in which students were enrolled, and demographic characteristics of students.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

Food Safety on the Farm: Federal Programs and Legislative Action

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations

Looks at controversies related to food safety legislation, especially related to farms, before Congress.  Describes major food safety hazards, federal food safety programs, and recent legislative action relating to food safety and farms. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Federal Conspiracy Law: A Brief Overview

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations

Describes the nature of conspiracy as a federal crime, sanctions that can be imposed, and the relationship of conspiracy to other crimes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Defense: FY2011 Authorization and Appropriations

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Govt Procurement

Reviews action taken by Congress during the current year on the defense budget including base budget highlights and potential issues, and ongoing war costs. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

North Korea: Legislative Basis for U.S. Economic Sanctions

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Trade/Investment,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism

Describes the type of U.S. trade sanctions currently in place against North Korea, the reasons for the sanctions, and the effects.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

CBO’s Projections of Federal Receipts and Expenditures in the Framework of the National Income and Product Accounts

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics

This report presents the latest baseline projections of federal revenues and outlays in the National Income and Product Accounts framework.   The NIPAs indicate how the federal government fits into a general economic framework covering the major sources of current production and recipients of income resulting from current production.  From the Congressional Budget Office