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The Long-Term Uninsured in America, 2008-2011 (Selected Intervals): Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Under Age 65

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st424/stat424.pdf

Finds that approximately 20.4 million people or 7.6% of the population under age 65 were uninsured for the four year period studied.  The percentage exceeded 10% for some younger adult age groups.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2011

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st425/stat425.pdf

Presents estimates of health care expenses by type of service and distributions by payment sources.  The expenses represent payments made to hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers.  The health care bill for 2011 was estimated to be $1,331 trillion.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Samantar v. Yousef: The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) and Foreign Officials

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41379.pdf

Provides an overview of the FSIA Act, followed by a consideration of the remaining options for foreign officials who seek immunity from lawsuits.  In a 2010 ruling, the Supreme Court decided that the FSIA governs the immunity of foreign states but not foreign officials from lawsuits.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Costs for Hospital Stays in the United States, 2011

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb168-Hospital-Costs-United-States-2011.pdf

Provides the most current data on costs for stays in community hospitals in the United States in 2011 and compares the costs to 1997.  Covers stays by age, primary payer, diagnostic category, and principal diagnosis.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The Other Side of Gender: Men as Critical Agents of Change

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR340.pdf

This report aims to advance the work of the women, peace, and security agenda through a discussion of the formation of male identities, drivers of conflict, and the effects of conflict on male identity.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, Volume 23, Congo, 1960-1968

Categories: Africa,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1964-68v23

 

Covers the chaotic conditions in the former Belgian Congo from the last year of the Eisenhower Administration until the end of the Johnson Administration.  Supplements previously published FRUS volume on the Congo which withheld documentary evidence of U.S. covert action to remove Patrice Lamumba as prime minister.  From the State Department

 

Latin America and the Caribbean: Fact Sheet on Leaders and Elections

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Latin America

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/98-684_20131203.pdf

Provides the results of recent elections in Latin America and the Caribbean, the names of the newly elected president or prime minister, and the dates of the next election.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.com

 

Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Supreme Court/courts

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R42865_20131202.pdf

Provides an overview of Medicaid DSH payments, including how DSH state allotments and payments are calculated.  Also discusses how the program will be affected by the Affordable Care Act and possible implications of the Supreme Court decision regarding Medicaid expansion.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.com

 

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