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Competition and the Cost of Medicare’s Prescription Drug Program

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid


Examines the cost trends since the prescription drug benefit was added to Medicare by 2003 legislation; finds that spending was lower for the program than anticipated especially in areas of the country where more plan sponsors competed for beneficiaries.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Oversight of Unaccompanied Alien Children

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

Reports on the results of unannounced site visits to check on conditions at detention centers for unaccompanied alien children.   From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security


Outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Describes the situation in each of the three countries as of August 1, 2014 and provides links to more information about Ebola. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


State and Local Government Finances by Level of Government and by State

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics

A new online data tool which shows statistics for the revenues and expenditures of state and local governments for fiscal years 2004 to 2011.  From the Census Bureau


Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2013-2014; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2012-13; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2012-13: First Look (Provisional Data)

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

A revised version of the preliminary report released on July 10, 2014.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Problem Solving Skills of 15-Year-Olds: Results from PISA 2012

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Describes how U.S. students fared, compared with those in 43 other education systems, on tests of problem-solving in the Program for International Student Assessment.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Deaths Attributed to Heat, Cold, and other Weather Events in the United States, 2006-2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Weather/Disasters


Provides details about the types and percentages of deaths in the U.S. that are caused by various types of weather events and weather-related death rates by demographic characteristics and the victims’ county of residence and its characteristics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics



Age Differences in Visits to Office-Based Physicians by Patients with Diabetes: United States, 2010

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

Health care visits to physicians’ offices by persons with diabetes increased by 20% from 2005 to 2010.  This report covers the types of persons who sought treatment, the conditions from which they suffered, and the outcomes of the visits, especially with regard to medications prescribed.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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