Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Tracking Universal Health Coverage: First Global Monitoring Report

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.who.int/healthinfo/universal_health_coverage/report/2015/en/

The first report of its kind to measure health services coverage and assess progress toward universal health coverage.  From the World Health Organization

 

Mid-year Update on Student Loan Complaints

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201506_cfpb_mid-year-update-on-student-loan-complaints.pdf

More than 3,100 private student loan complaints were received during the first 6 months of the government’s year, a 34% increase over the previous year.  Also covers debt collection complaints.   From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

A Matter of Equity: Preschool in America

Categories: African Americans,Children,Education,Hispanics,Income/Poverty

http://www2.ed.gov/documents/early-learning/matter-equity-preschool-america.pdf

Outlines the unmet need for high-quality early learning programs in the U.S.  Calls for new investment in preschool programs to help minority and low-income children.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Ending Cash Flow Financing to Egypt: Issues for Congress

Categories: Egypt,Foreign Assistance

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R44060.pdf

Analyzes proposed changes in U.S. foreign assistance to Egypt, background on the history of cash flow financing schemes, and issues for Congress to decide.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Overview of Health Insurance Exchanges

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44065.pdf

Provides an overview of the various components of the health insurance exchanges, including how exchanges are structured, consumer and financial assistance available, the range of plans offered, and the implications of the King v. Burwell Supreme Court case for the exchanges.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Public Mass Shootings in the United States: Selected Implications for Federal Public Health and Safety Policy

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Guns,Health/Medical

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43004.pdf

Identifies 78 public mass shootings that have occurred in the U.S. since 1983.  The incidents have claimed 547 lives and resulted in injuries to another 476.  This report discusses policy in three areas: law enforcement, public health, and education.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists