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Earl Gregg Swem Library

OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits 2018

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/prog_highlights/RatesLimits2018.pdf

Key figures for Social Security related programs for the year including tax rates, earnings limits, COLA percent and more.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Payments to Issuers for Cost-Sharing Reductions

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty

https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/csr-payment-memo.pdf

Unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act by action of Congress, the Trump Administration used the following legal opinion by Attorney General Sessions to end federal subsidy payments which enable low income citizens to buy ACA health insurance plans.   From the Health and Human Services Department

 

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2016

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2016/index.html

Provides financial and demographic information about the program which provides benefits to the disabled.  Topics covered include current beneficiaries, benefits awarded-withheld-and terminated, and geographic distributions.  From the Social Security Administration

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Letter to House and Senate Leaders and Immigration Principles and Policies

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/08/president-donald-j-trumps-letter-house-and-senate-leaders-immigration

Controversial proposal by the Trump Administration to reform immigration policies including building a southwestern border wall, removing unaccompanied alien children, closing “loopholes” in asylum procedures and hiring additional immigration judges to reduce the backlog of pending cases, and punishing so-called sanctuary cities by withholding federal grants.  From the White House

 

Approaches to Changing Military Health Care

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Health/Medical

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53137-approachestochangingmilitaryhealthcare.pdf

Examines possible changes to the military health system, including the effects of the changes on the federal budget, the quality of health care, and military preparedness.   From the Congressional Budget Office

 

A Premium Support System for Medicare: Updated Analysis of Illustrative Options

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53077-premiumsupport.pdf

Updates the agency’s past work on Medicare premium support proposals, presents new estimates of the budgetary effects of those proposals, and explains reasons behind the changed estimates, including changes in law that have affected the Medicare program.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Oversight.gov

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization

http://oversight.gov/

Offers the latest publicly issued reports from federal inspectors general, who serve as watchdogs over their agencies activities. Contains over 6,000 reports at launch.  From the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.

 

Trends in the Department of Defense’s Support Costs

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53168-dodsupportcosts.pdf

Funding for support functions consumes more of the defense budget today than it did in the 1980s.  Largest increases were attributed to health care, communications infrastructure, the science/technology program, and DoD management.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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