Government Information

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Health Status, Health Insurance, and Medical Services Utilization: 2010

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

This report examines the relationship between medical services use, health status, health insurance coverage, and other demographic and economic characteristics.  Among other disclosures was the fact that working age adults are making fewer visits to medical providers than one decade earlier.  From the Census Bureau


Stalking Victims in the United States: Revised

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Statistics,Women

An estimated 3.3 million people were the victims of stalking during a recent 12 month period.  Covers stalking and harassment by demographic characteristics, duration of stalking/harassment, and the nature of behaviors experienced by victims.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics



Categories: Govt Information,Headlines

Provides single location for searching for federal information,initiating a Freedom of Information Act request, communicating with the holding agency, and tracking the progress of the request.  From the National Archives and Records Administration and other agencies.


The Effects of Student Coaching in College: An Evaluation of a Randomized Experiment in Student Mentoring

Categories: Education-Higher,Tests/Assessments

Reports that students who received peer mentoring were significantly more likely to remain enrolled in their institutions than those who did not.  From the U.S. Institute of Education Sciences of the Department of Education


First Official Three-Year Student Loan Default Rates Published

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Press release which lists FY2010  two year and FY2009 three year default rates for student loans.  The rate of default on FY2009 loans after three years was 13.4%.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations

Revisions to the regulations, known as Green Guides,  that protect consumers against unfair or deceptive environmental marketing claims by businesses.  Includes new sections on carbon offsets, green certifications, and renewable energy claims.  From the Federal Trade Commission


Five Things You Should Know About the Elections

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Elections/Campaigns

Covers important information about the November elections including registration information, Voter ID laws, and voting while living abroad.  From


Medical Care Economic Risk: Measuring Financial Vulnerability from Spending on Medical Care

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation

Examines how rising medical costs and limitations of health insurance expose American families to poverty due to high health costs, how medical care economic burden and risk should be measured, and what policy changes could alleviate the risks.  From the National Research Council


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