Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Health Care Access and Utilization Among Adults Aged 18-64, by Race and Hispanic Origin: United States, 2013 and 2014

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

Describes recent changes in health insurance coverage and selected measures of health care access and utilization following implementation of the Affordable Care Act and expansion of Medicaid in some states.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


State and Local “Sanctuary” Policies Limiting Participation in Immigration Enforcement

Categories: Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

Discusses legal issues related to state and local measures that limit law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities and the various types of measures adopted or considered by states and localities.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch Documents

Categories: Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

A roundup of recent legislation, hearings, and executive directives relating to cybersecurity issues over the past few years.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Dark Web

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Govt Secrecy,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

Discusses the darker corners of the deep or unindexed web, what it is used for, how it is accessed, and how law enforcement, the military, and intelligence officials are using it.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Education and Certification Qualifications of Public Middle Grades Teachers of Selected Subjects: Evidence from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey

Categories: Education,Statistics

Examines the postsecondary majors and teaching certifications of public middle school teachers and the percentages of teachers who have a major or certificate in their main teaching assignment.  Focuses on grades 5 through 8.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Behavioral Health: Options for Low-Income Adults to Receive Treatment in Selected States

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid

Examines how many low-income, uninsured adults may have a behavioral health condition, options for such adults to receive treatment in selected non-Medicaid expansion states, and how selected Medicaid expansion states provide behavioral health coverage for newly eligible enrollees and how such enrollment affects treatment availability.  From the Government Accountability Office


Community Colleges and the “Completion Agenda”

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

Looks at what is meant by the term “completion agenda,” especially at the community college level, and its significance as an investment in the country’s future. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing of Teenagers Aged 15-19 in the United States

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

In 2013 the U.S. birth rate for teenagers dropped 57% from its peak in 1991, but U.S. rates are higher than those in other developed countries.  This report provides trends and recent national estimates of sexual activity, contraceptive use, and childbearing for U.S. teens.  From the National Center for Health Statistics