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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Medicare: Continuous Insurance before Enrollment Associated with Better Health and Lower Program Spending

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

Examines the health status, program spending, and use of services of Medicare beneficiaries with and without continuous health insurance coverage before Medicare enrollment. From the Government Accountability Office


Approaches to Reducing Federal Spending on Military Health Care

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Health/Medical

In 2012 the Department of Defense spent $52 billion on health care for 10 million service members, retirees, and their families.  This report describes the growth in military health care spending since 2000 and possible approaches for controlling costs.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Remarks by the President on Review of Signals Intelligence

Text of President Obama’s speech on intelligence gathering by the National Security Agency and related matters.   From the White House


Fact Sheet: Review of U.S. Signals Intelligence

Describes the review process, summarizes the president’s speech, and discusses how the results of the review will affect intelligence gathering, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the PATRIOT Act, the use of national security letters, privacy considerations, and relations with other nations.  From the White House


Presidential Policy Directive 28: Signals Intelligence Activities

Lays out revised principles for the collection of signals intelligence such as the National Security Agency’s bulk phone record metadata program, including limits on the use of such information, refinements in the process by which it is collected, and safeguards on privacy interests.  From the White House


2013-2014 Teacher Salary Survey Results

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD26.pdf

Annual report on teacher salaries in Virginia.  Reports that the average teacher salary in fiscal year 2014 is $53,466 and the average principal salary is $96,849.  Provides details by school district.  From the Virginia Department of Education.


Domestic and Sexual Violence in Virginia

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD6.pdf

Provides statistics on sexual violence and abuse in Virginia during 2012, information on legislative efforts to strengthen laws related to domestic and sexual violence, and funding sources/grant programs from federal, state, and local sources.  From the Office of the Attorney General


Virginia’s Ethics Rules for Public Officials: The Need for Reform

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Virginia Issues

Provides an overview of current ethics laws in Virginia especially the need for limits on gifts to elected officials and family and disclosure of those gifts, limits on how campaign contributions can be used, need for an independent ethics commission, and the lack of limits on campaign contributions.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


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