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The Uninsured in America, First Part of 2013: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Under Age 65

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st447/stat447.pdf

 

During the first part of 2013, 21% of adults under 65 were uncovered by health insurance.  This report provides details about the uninsured including age, race, sex, marital status, and Census region.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Expenditures on Children by Families, 2013

Categories: Children,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/CRC/crc2013.pdf

Presents the most recent estimates of the cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 by type of family, region of country, and income level of family.  Estimates a middle-income family will spend about $245,000 or $304,000 adjusted for projected inflation.  From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Governor McAuliffe’s Address to the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=5800

Announces a revenue shortfall for Virginia of nearly $2.4 billion for the 2014-16 fiscal year due to federal budget cuts and a sluggish economy which caused revenues to fall behind projections.  From the Office of the Governor

 

2014 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

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

http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/downloads/tr2014.pdf

Annual report on the prospects for the trust funds that operate the Medicare program.  Credits the Affordable Care Act for slowing the rate of growth in expenses and extending the life of the trust fund that finances the hospital insurance program until 2030, four years longer than reported last year.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

The Year in Trade 2013: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Statistics,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4481.pdf

Reports that U.S. trade in goods and services grew in 2013 but at a slower rate than in 2012 and that the trade deficit fell from $535 billion in 2012 to $475 billion in 2013.  Also reviews U.S. international trade laws and actions under these laws, activities of the World Trade Organization, and developments regarding U.S. free trade agreements.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Personal Consumption Expenditures by State, 1997-2012 (Prototype Estimates)

Categories: Business/Economics,Headlines,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/pce/2014/pdf/pce0814.pdf

Provides data on household spending patterns across states that can be used to build a better picture of regional economies, household wellbeing, and consumer confidence in the economy.  Covers 16 expenditure categories.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

International Religious Freedom Report for 2013

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm#wrapper

Annual report about religious persecution in the world.  Finds that 2013 witnessed the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory.  From the State Department

 

2014 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds

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

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TR/2014/tr2014.pdf

Predicts that the assets of the trust funds will be exhausted in 2033, unchanged from last year, with 77% of benefits still payable at that time.  Also predicts that the annual cost of the program will begin to exceed the annual income in 2020.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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