Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Veterans’ Usual Source of Care, 2009-2012: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics,Veterans

Provides detailed estimates of the percentage of honorably discharged veterans who reported having a usual source of medical care. The estimates are presented by gender, age, race and ethnicity, poverty status, and type of health insurance. Finds that 86/8% of veterans had a USC. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Lessons and Opportunities from the Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace

Examines the dynamics shaping the agreement, discusses its background, how this has limited reform progress, and how political, economic, and cultural factors constrain policy options. The TMAF provides for Afghan reform and donor support. From the United States Institute of Peace


Changes to USA Trade Online

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

Announces the site will be free to all users as of October 15/2015. The site, which offers statistics on U.S. exports and imports by country and port, has been a subscription site since its launching. From the Census Bureau


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Essential Health Benefits (EHB)

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Mental Health

The Affordable Care Act requires all non-grandfathered health plans to offer a core package of health care services, known as essential health benefits. Because each state selects its own EHB benchmark plan, considerable variation occurs from state to state. This report discusses the variations and other aspects of essential health benefits under the law. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Deaths: Leading Causes for 2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents final 2012 data on the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. Also covers leading causes of infant, neonatal, and postneonatal death. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Deaths: Final Data for 2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents final 2012 U.S. data on deaths, death rates, life expectancy, infant mortality, and trends by selected characteristics such as age, sex, Hispanic origin, race, state of residence, and cause of death. From the National Center for Health Statistics