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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Effects of Medicare Advantage Enrollment on Beneficiary Risk Scores: Working Paper 2017-08

Categories: Elderly,Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/53270

Explores differences in the methods used to determine federal payments for Medicare Advantage versus Fee for Service patients and why the former are assigned higher risk scores leading to higher government payments.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Effects of Legislation That Would Raise Deficits by an Estimated $1.5 Trillion over the 2018-2027 Period

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1hoyerletter.pdf

Estimates that enacting legislation that would create such a large deficit over a ten-year period would require annual federal spending sequestrations in excess of the amount available in accounts subject to automatic reductions.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Repealing the Individual Health Insurance Mandate: An Updated Estimate

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53300-individualmandate.pdf

Concludes that repealing the mandate that requires citizens to have health insurance would reduce federal budget deficits by $338 billion between 2018 and 2027, cause the number of people with health insurance to decrease by four million in 2019 and 13 million by 2027, and cause average health insurance premiums to increase by 10% in most years.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Estimated Deficits and Debt Under the … Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1deficitsanddebt.pdf

Estimates that passage of the proposed legislation in its current form would increase federal deficits to $1.7 trillion in the 2018-2027 period and bring the debt figure to 97.1% of GDP.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Confederate Symbols: Relation to Federal Lands and Programs

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,History,Veterans

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44959.pdf

Focuses on federal agencies that administer assets or fund activities in which Confederate memorials and references to Confederate history are present.  Discusses the agencies’ policies concerning such symbols, recent legislative proposals, and issues for Congress.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists and InfoDocket.

 

Approaches for Managing the Costs of U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2017 to 2046

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Nuclear Arms

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53211-nuclearforces.pdf

Estimates that current plans for modernizing U.S. nuclear forces would cost $1.2 trillion (in 2017 dollars).  Presents Congress with nine options that would reduce or delay some of those costs.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Changes to CBO’s Long-Term Social Security Projections Since 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53209-ltbossprojections.pdf

Envisions a slight improvement in the financial picture for Social Security and traces the upward revision to new information gathered since March, the date of the last published projections for the system’s finances.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

State Spending: 2017 Update

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt498.pdf

Reviews changes in Virginia’s budget over the past decade and the reasons for those changes.  Identifies three major areas for the largest budget growth: health care, transportation, and education.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

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