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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Proposed Divestiture Study

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Business/Economics,Laws/Regulations

http://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/federal_register_notices/2015/01/1501hsrdivestiturefrn.pdf

Announces the intention of the Federal Trade Commission to undertake a study of the effectiveness of agency antitrust activity where mergers have been permitted but divestitures required. Invites public comments about the proposed action.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Trends in National Health Care Expenses Per Person in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1996-2012

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

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st466/stat466.pdf

Shows a decrease in the percentage of the population from 1996 to 2012 with any medical care expense (62.1% to 55.8%).  Also provides figures on the trend of expenses and the effect of insurance coverage or noncoverage. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Trends in National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, Percentages by Type of Service and Source of Payment Within Age and Insurance Groups, 1996-2012

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

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st465/stat465.pdf

Finds that the elderly spent more of their health care expenses on prescriptions and ambulatory care and less on hospital inpatient care when comparing 2012 with 1996.  The nonelderly saw prescription medicine spending nearly double from 1996 to 2012.  Also covers source of payments.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The Long-Term Uninsured in America, 2009-2012 (Selected Intervals): Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Under Age 65

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st464/stat464.pdf

Provides detailed estimates for the non-elderly U.S. population that was uninsured for the entire 2009-2012 period and identifies groups most at risk of lacking any coverage.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Talking with the Taliban: Should the Afghan Constitution be a Point of Negotiation?

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR356-Talking-with-the-Taliban-Should-the-Afghan-Constitution-Be-a-Point-of-Negotiation.pdf

Seeks to examine various ways the Afghan negotiators could work toward a conflict settlement without sacrificing core principles of the constitution.  Compares the Afghan Constitution with the 2005 Taliban Order of the Islamic Emirate.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Using Technology in Nonviolent Activism Against Repression

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR357-Using-Technology-in-Nonviolent-Activism-against-Repression.pdf

Results of a July 2014 workshop on key challenges and opportunities in using technologies to support nonviolent civic movements in the twenty-first century.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Final Sequestration Report for Fiscal Year 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49889-sequestration.pdf

Finds that caps on budget authority for defense programs total $585 billion and $514 billion for nondefense programs.  Both are within their caps for 2015 and no sequestration is required.  Also covers limits on discretionary budget authority for 2016-2021.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

2015 Pocket Guide to Transportation

Categories: Energy,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/Pocket%20Guide%202015.pdf

A collection of statistics that provides key information and highlights major trends in the U.S. transportation system.  Covers infrastructure, moving people and goods, economic issues, safety, and the environment.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

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