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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Benefits of Medicaid Expansion for Behavioral Health

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

Argues that Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act advances the goal of improving treatment for people with behavioral health needs.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services



Gross Domestic Product: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2015 (Third Estimate); Corporate Profits: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

GDP increased at an annual rate of 1.4% in the fourth quarter and at a rate of 2.4% in 2015.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


FFL [Federal Firearms Licensee] Thefts/Losses, United States, 2015

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

Reports on loss or theft of firearms by firearm type and state.  From the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of the Justice Department


Firearms Commerce in the United States: Annual Statistical Update 2015

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Taxes

A series of tables and charts showing types of firearms manufactured, firearms exports and imports, imports by country of manufacture, firearms tax revenues, registered weapons by state, year-by-year actions on firearms license applications from 1975, and more.  From the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of the Justice Department



The Federal Budget: Overview and Issues for FY2017 and Beyond

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Statistics,Taxes

Reviews spending and revenue trends, recent major budget policy legislation, the current Obama budget priorities, and the outlook for the future.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


An Aging World: 2015

Categories: Elderly,Headlines,Health/Medical,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Estimates that the U.S. population 65+ will nearly double over the next three decades, going from 48 to 88 million by 2050 but that will represent a slower aging rate than many other countries.  Examines the continuing global aging trend with an emphasis on the differences among world regions. Also covers such topics as employment, retirement, life expectancy/health, fertility, and long-term care.  From the Census Bureau


2016 One-Year Seismic Hazard Forecast for the Central and Eastern United States from Induced and Natural Earthquakes

Categories: Energy,Geology/Mining,Headlines,Maps/Geography,Weather/Disasters

Announces the availability of new maps which identify potential hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes.  In the past the federal government had mapped only natural earthquake hazards.  The report shows that 7 million people live and work in areas of the central and eastern U.S. with potential for damaging shaking from induced seismicity, primarily from wastewater disposal from oil and gas production operations.  From the U. S. Geological Survey