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Trends in Graduate Student Financing: Selected Years, 1995-96 to 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

These tables provide detailed estimates on the sources of funds that graduate students used to finance their advanced education over a 16 year period.  The data includes demographic characteristics, academic characteristics, programs of study, costs of programs, cumulative indebtedness of students, and types and amounts of financial aid received.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Hospitalizations for Patients Aged 85 and Over in the United States, 2000-2010

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

The number of adults aged 85+ in the U.S. rose by 31% from 2000 to 2010.  With such growth expected to continue, the very elderly are likely to account for an increasing share of hospital utilization and cost.  This report compares hospitalizations and their cause  for adults 85+ with those aged 65-74 and 75-84.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


U.S. Crude Oil Export Policy: Background and Considerations

Categories: Congress,Energy,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Prices/Inflation

Examines the historical reasons for restrictions on the exporting of crude oil by the U.S., the current push to drop or revise the ban, and various considerations that need to be kept in mind including price effects, energy security, international trade policy, and environmental issues. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Value Based Assessment of Drugs

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Science/Technology

Briefing for Parliamentarians on proposals to change the current assessment methods by which the British National Health Service bases the pricing of prescription drugs on their therapeutic benefits.   From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Trends in National Health Care Expenses Per Person in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 1996-2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Shows a decrease in the percentage of the population from 1996 to 2012 with any medical care expense (62.1% to 55.8%).  Also provides figures on the trend of expenses and the effect of insurance coverage or noncoverage. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Trends in National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, Percentages by Type of Service and Source of Payment Within Age and Insurance Groups, 1996-2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Finds that the elderly spent more of their health care expenses on prescriptions and ambulatory care and less on hospital inpatient care when comparing 2012 with 1996.  The nonelderly saw prescription medicine spending nearly double from 1996 to 2012.  Also covers source of payments.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


White House Unveils America’s College Promise Proposal: Tuition-Free Community College for Responsible Students

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Prices/Inflation

Fact sheet with details of presidential proposal that qualifying students would be eligible to receive two years of community college instruction at no cost.  From the White House


Higher Education: State Funding Trends and Policies on Affordability

Categories: Education-Higher,Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation


Examines changes in state financial support and tuition at public colleges over the past decade, how the federal government works with states to improve college affordability, and additional approaches that might be used.  From the Government Accountability Office


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