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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

 

Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Mexico,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/NAFTAObjectives.pdf

Text of the 20+ objectives for the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

USTR Releases NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Mexico,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2017/july/ustr-releases-nafta-negotiating

Agency press release summarizing details of the Trump Administration’s objectives in re-negotiating provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.  Objectives include reducing the U.S. trade deficit with these countries and strengthening labor and environment side agreements.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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

 

Births: Provisional Data for 2016

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsrr/report002.pdf

The number of births and the fertility rate in the U.S. were both down 1% in 2016.  The fertility rate of 62 births per 1,000 women was a record low for the U.S.  Also presents data on marital status of mothers, preterm births, cesarean deliveries, and low birthweight.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Health United States 2016 With Chartbook on Long-Term Trends in Health

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus16.pdf

Annual report on the health status of the nation.  Includes 114 trend tables organized around 4 major subject areas: health status, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures.  The chartbook focuses on health care trends since 1975.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2017/index.htm

Annual report on human slavery including sex trafficking, forced labor, and child labor.  Includes individual country narratives on U.S. perspectives of their success in stopping such offenses.  From the State Department

 

H.R. 1628: Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/52849-hr1628senate.pdf

Estimates that passage of the Senate version of the health care legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act would reduce the federal budget deficit by $321 billion over the 2017-2026 time period but result in loss of health insurance coverage for 22 million individuals.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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