Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

American Patients First

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

Subtitled: The Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs.  Calls for lower prescription drug prices through improved competition and negotiation among Part D plan providers, but stops short of using Medicare’s concentrated power to negotiate for lower prices.  From the Department of Health and Human Services


Public School Teacher Spending on Classroom Supplies

Categories: Education,Headlines,Statistics

Describes the percentage of public school teachers who spent their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement and the average amount of money spent by the teachers.  From the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2016

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Science/Technology,Statistics,United Nations

Annual report on how successful the U.S. has been in meeting its commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  Includes trends in greenhouse gas emissions, energy-related emissions of GHGs from stationary and mobile sources, emissions from industrial and agricultural sources and more.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for the 2015-16 School Year

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Education,Science/Technology,Statistics

Biennial release of data on civil rights issues in U.S. public schools.  Includes press release on availability of data, issue brief on school climate and safety issues, and data on student access to STEM courses.  Also includes data criminal offenses in public schools.  From the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education


Projections of Education Statistics to 2026

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics

Latest annual issue which provides national level data on enrollment, teachers, high school graduates, and expenditures at the elementary/secondary level and enrollment and degrees awarded at the postsecondary level for the past 15 years and projections to 2026. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Overview of the Federal Tax System in 2018

Categories: Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Taxes

Describes the new federal tax structure and system created by P.L.115-97 signed into law at the end of 2017.  Also provides selected statistics on the tax system as a whole. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


OASDI Beneficiaries by State and Zip Code, 2017

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Provides program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state, zip code area, and Social Security Administration field office.  From the Social Security Administration


Trends in Hospital Emergency Department Visits by Age and Payer, 2006-2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Examines who visits emergency departments of hospitals by age and insurance status.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


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