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Growth in DoD’s Budget From 2000 to 2014

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports that the Defense Department’s budget grew from $384 billion in 2000 to $502 billion in 2014 in inflation-adjusted real terms, an overall increase of 31%.  Also breaks down the increases by component parts of the defense budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Health Care Transparency: Actions Needed to Improve Cost and Quality Information for Consumers

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Govt Information,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation

As health care costs rise, consumers need more information about cost and quality of service.  This report examines the health care cost/quality information currently available from tools sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the characteristics of effective tools, and current federal efforts to improve the tools.  From the Government Accountability Office


Review of State Spending: 2014 Update

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues

Latest annual report on the growth of Virginia state government spending over the past ten years. From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Addressing the Cost of Public Higher Education in Virginia

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Finds that Virginia’s institutions of higher education are among the best but also the costliest for in-state students and that spending increases have been mostly directed to nonacademic services.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, Distributions by Type of Service and Source of Payment, 2012

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

Reports that hospital inpatient charges accounted for about one-third of total U.S. health expenditures, while prescribed medicines accounted for one-fifth of total expenses.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


National Health Care Expenses Per Person in the U.S. … 2012

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

Presents estimates of the percentage of persons with a health care expense by type of service, and average and median expense per person and insurance status.  Costs averaged just over $5,000 per person of those who had expenses.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Trends and Projections in Hospital Stays for Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions, 2003-2014

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

Uses historical inpatient data from 2003 through 2012 to develop national quarterly projections of nonmaternal hospital stays and average hospital costs among adult patients with and without multiple chronic conditions through 2014.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Short Term Energy Outlook

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Discusses recent changes in energy prices and production and expectations for the near term future.  From the Energy Information Administration


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