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Preliminary Analysis of Legislation that would Replace Subsidies for Health Care with Block Grants

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/53126-health.pdf

Finds that the latest Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would reduce the federal budget deficit by at least $133 billion but reduce the number of people with comprehensive health insurance by millions.  Loss of insurance would result from reductions in spending for the block grants, reductions in spending for subsidies, and the repeal of penalties for not having insurance.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Crime in the United States 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Property Rights,Statistics

https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2016/crime-in-the-u.s.-2016/

Annual report on crime as reported by local and state police units.  Finds that violent crime ticked up and property crime down during 2016.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation