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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The National Flood Insurance Program: Financial Soundness and Affordability

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Weather/Disasters

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53028-nfipreport2.pdf

Examines the financial soundness of the Flood Insurance Program and its affordability for policyholders.  The program, launched in 1968, collected premiums in August 2016 that fell short of the program’s expected costs by $1.4 billion, mostly from policies in coastal counties.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions, Fiscal Year 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/fedsupport/2015/

A set of 37 data tables covering federal funds provided to colleges and universities including trends since 1963.  Provides special tables for the 100 institutions receiving the largest amounts.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Options for Changing the Retirement System for Federal Civilian Workers

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53003-federalretirement.pdf

Analyzes the impact of retirement benefits on the federal budget and on the recruitment/retention of employees.  Also assesses the short-term and long-term effects of potential changes to those benefits.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2016

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2016/oasdi_sc16.pdf

Basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  From the Social Security Administration

 

The 2017 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Headlines,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/oact/tr/2017/tr2017.pdf

Annual report on the actuarial status and financial operations of the Social Security and Disability insurance funds. The trustees expect total income including interest to exceed program expenses only through 2021 and reserves for the combined funds would become depleted by 2034.  From the Social Security Administration

 

H.R. 1628: Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/52939-hr1628amendment.pdf

Estimates that passage of this proposed act would decrease the federal deficit by $473 billion over the 2017-2026 period, increase the number of people without health insurance by 17 million in 2018, and, due to the loss of Medicaid expansion and federal subsidies, increase the number of people without health insurance to 32 million by 2026.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Navy Shipbuilding: Policy Changes Needed to Improve the Post-Delivery Process and Ship Quality

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/685799.pdf

Examines the post-delivery period after ships have been built and delivered to the military customer.  Assesses the quality and completeness of the ships after their delivery to the Navy and whether ship  quality is reported to Congress.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

An Analysis of the President’s 2018 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52846-apb.pdf

Budget deficits from 2018 through 2027 would total nearly one-third less than those in previous baseline projections, ranging between 2.6% and 3.3% of GDP.   Also discusses how the president’s proposed budget would affect the U.S. economy and the differences between the administration’s and CBO’s estimates.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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