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2014 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/downloads/tr2014.pdf

Annual report on the prospects for the trust funds that operate the Medicare program.  Credits the Affordable Care Act for slowing the rate of growth in expenses and extending the life of the trust fund that finances the hospital insurance program until 2030, four years longer than reported last year.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

Supplemental Appendix to the Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/2013-report-economic-well-being-us-households-supplemental-appendix-201407.pdf

Provides supplemental tables by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.  From the Federal Reserve

 

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/2013-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201407.pdf

Describes the results of a new consumer survey, the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking, to obtain a snapshot of the financial and economic well-being of U.S. households and the issues they face, as well as to measure their recovery from the economic recession and identify risks to their financial stability.  From the Federal Reserve

 

 

2014-15 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD2042014/$file/RD204.pdf

Provides information on approved tuition and fee increases for the 2014-15 year, tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, the cost-sharing relationship between the state and students, and trends in tuition increases nationally.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

The Year in Trade 2013: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Statistics,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4481.pdf

Reports that U.S. trade in goods and services grew in 2013 but at a slower rate than in 2012 and that the trade deficit fell from $535 billion in 2012 to $475 billion in 2013.  Also reviews U.S. international trade laws and actions under these laws, activities of the World Trade Organization, and developments regarding U.S. free trade agreements.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2011-13: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf14312/pdf/nsf14312.pdf

Covers federal outlays for research and development by 27 agencies by character of work, field of science or engineering (including social sciences), geographical area, and research performer.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

SSI Recipients by State and County, 2013

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2013/ssi_sc13.pdf

Provides information on the number of recipients of the Supplemental Security Income  program by state and county, their eligibility category, age, and the amount they receive in benefits.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Trends and Projections in U.S. Hospital Costs by Patient Age, 2003-2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb176-Hospital-Cost-Projections-by-Age-2013.pdf

Hospital costs vary substantially by medical condition and patient age.  This report uses patient age data from nine states to develop national quarterly projections of 2012 and 2013 aggregate and average hospital costs in three age groups.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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