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Problems Paying Medical Bills Among Persons Under Age 65: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2011 – June 2016

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

The percentage of persons in families having problems paying medical bills decreased from 21% to 16% or by 13 million following enactment of the Affordable Care Act.  There were similar decreases in families with children.  Covers selected demographic characteristics and insurance status.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


New American Housing Survey Statistics Provide Insight on U.S. Food Insecurity, Housing and Neighborhood Topics

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Housing/Homelessness,Population/Census,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Press release with information on American households including, for the first time in the 42 year history of the American Housing Survey, information on food security status.  10.5 million households or 8.9% reported a lack of money to buy adequate amounts of food.  Also covers housing costs, home financing, home improvements, and neighborhood characteristics.  From the Census Bureau


Changes in America’s Public School Facilities: From School Year 1998-99 to School Year 2012-13

Categories: Education,Prices/Inflation,Public Works,Statistics

Summarizes changes in the average age of public schools, ratings of environmental quality of school facilities, repair and maintenance costs, and short-range plans for improving school facilities.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2015-16; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2014-15; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2014-15: First Look (Provisional Data)

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

A revised version of a preliminary report first released in July 2016.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Virginia Higher Education Budget Amendment Recommendations

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

Presents budget amendment recommendations from the Council of Higher Education to the General Assembly for the 2017 legislative session.  From the State Council of Higher Education


Policy Considerations for a Student Loan Refinancing Authority

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

Reviews various means by which the state of Virginia could be involved in student loan refinancing.  Presents loan refinancing models used in other states and a list of issues to consider by members of the legislature. From the State Council of Higher Education


Alternative Tuition or Fee Structures

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues$file/RD447.pdf

Discusses the financial incentives and benefits that might be offered to public colleges and universities for providing innovative tuition or fee strategies to in-state first-time full-time incoming freshmen to lower costs of attendance.  From the State Council of Higher Education


Workplace Injuries and Illnesses and Employer Costs for Workers’ Compensation

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Looks at injury/illness data and employer costs of compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics



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