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Fact Sheet: Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm0405

Summarizes the annual financial review of Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds.  Recent policy changes will result in less funding for the Part A Medicare Hospital Fund which will be insolvent by 2026  Social Security is solvent until 2034 under current policies.  Includes links to full text of the Medicare and Social Security reports.  From the Treasury Department

 

Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2018 to 2028

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53826-healthinsurancecoverage.pdf

Estimates that the federal subsidies, taxes, and penalties associated with health insurance coverage for people under age 65 will result in a net subsidy from the federal government of $685 billion in 2018.  This cost includes the cost of preferential tax treatment for work-related insurance coverage, the cost of Medicaid and Medicare for those under 65, and government payments for other kinds of health insurance such as the marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Public School Principals’ Perceptions of Influence by School Level and Community Type

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018014.pdf

Surveys the perceptions of principals about their role in establishing the curriculum and influencing the budget for their schools.  From the National Center for Education Statistics.

 

Global Debt Database

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://www.imf.org/external/datamapper/datasets/GDD

Covers total gross debt of the private and public nonfinancial sector of nearly 200 countries including 4 indicators of public debt and 6 indicators of private debt.  From the International Monetary Fund

 

How CBO Defines and Estimates Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53822-defininghcc.pdf

Describes how the agency defines health insurance coverage for those under age 65, explains how estimates of those with and without coverage are calculated, describes the source of the data used for these estimates, the limitations of that data and how the estimates are adjusted because of those limitations.  From the Congressional Budget Office

(govt finance     health insurance     Medicare/Medicaid     statistics)

A Historical Survey of Ship Reactivations

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,History

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53820-shipreactivation.pdf

Describes ways the size of the Navy’s fleet could be enlarged by reactivating decommissioned ships.  Draws on examples of past reactivations from the WWII period to the 1980s.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Artificial Intelligence and National Security

Categories: China,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Russia,Science/Technology

https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/R45178.html

Reviews the international competition for advantage in the realm of artificial intelligence as applied to military matters and the related issues that Congress must decide.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRSReport.com

 

Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Germany,Govt Finance,India,Japan,Korea,Switzerland

https://home.treasury.gov/sites/default/files/2018-04/2018-04-13-Spring-2018-FX-Report-FINAL.pdf

Latest semi-annual report to Congress, which adds India to the monitoring list of major trading partners due to their currency policies.  Blames the growing U.S. trade deficit on lower domestic demand growth in the trading partners’ countries, trade and investment barriers, and undervalued currencies in some countries.  From the Office of International Affairs of the Department of the Treasury

 

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