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Earl Gregg Swem Library

How Initiatives to Reduce Fraud in Federal Health Care Programs Affect the Budget

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49460-ProgramIntegrity.pdf

Describes how federal budget experts estimate the budgetary effects of legislative proposals to reduce fraud in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Female Self-Employment in the United States: An Update to 2012

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/female-self-employment-in-the-united-states-an-update-to-2012.htm

Examines changes in the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of self-employed women over the 1993-2012 period.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Exploring the Digital Nation: Embracing the Mobile Internet

Categories: Income/Poverty,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/exploring_the_digital_nation_embracing_the_mobile_internet_10162014.pdf

Discusses the expanding uses for mobile digital devices such as smart phones and tablet computers and how mobile phones may be helping to narrow the digital divide between technology haves and have-nots.  From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

 

Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2010 to 2013: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances

Categories: Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/bulletin/2014/pdf/scf14.pdf

Reveals substantial disparities in the U.S. in the evolution of income and net worth in the period 2010 to 2013.  From the Federal Reserve

 

The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2014

http://www.odu.edu/content/dam/odu/offices/economic-forecasting-project/docs/2014/2014-sor-final.pdf

Focuses on economic development in the region but includes sections on megachurches, migration data, homeless children, and vehicle tolls.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

Conserving Energy and Reducing Consumption in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Categories: Energy,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/media/3257/eo-31-conserving-energy-and-reducing-consumption-in-the-commonwealth-of-virginia.pdf

Virginia Executive Order 31 of 2014 sets a goal of reducing electricity consumption in state facilities by 15% by 2017, using 2009-2010 as a baseline and directs state agencies to use Energy Performance Contracting to reduce energy consumption.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Short Lived Climate Pollutants

Categories: Environment,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-480.pdf

SLCPs include black carbon, methane, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and ground level ozone.  This note summarizes options for mitigating SLCP concentrations and the benefits and challenges of doing so.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Palliative and End of Life Care

Categories: Elderly,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-481.pdf

Covers the key components of palliative care, approaches to managing and standardizing care, and key challenges to providing high quality care.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

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