A Bipartisan Approach to Reforming Medicare

On April 30, 2012, in Health, by editor2

Brookings Institution. April 27, 2012.

At a hearing before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, Alice Rivlin testified in favor of a bipartisan plan for Medicare premium support.
 
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The Current State of Medicare

On April 30, 2012, in Health, by editor2

Brookings Institution. April 27, 2012.

At a hearing before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, Henry Aaron argues for retaining and improving the current Medicare program.
 
 
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Households and Families: 2010

On April 27, 2012, in Diversity, Social Issues, by editor2

U.S. Bureau of the Census. April 2012.

The 2010 Census enumerated 308.7 million people in the United States, a 9.7 percent increase from 281.4 million in Census 2000. Of the total population in 2010, 300.8 million lived in 116.7 million households for an average of 2.58 people per household. This was down from an average of 2.59 in 2000 when 273.6 million people lived in 105.5 million households. The remaining 8.0 million people in 2010 lived in group-quarters arrangements such as school dormito-ries, nursing homes, or military barracks. This report presents information on the number and types of living arrangements of American households in 2010 derived from the relationship question on the 2010 Census.

http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-14.pdf [PDF format, 21 pages].

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Center for American Progress. April 26, 2012.

On July 1 the interest rate on federally subsidized Stafford Loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent if Congress doesn’t act. Though this rate hike will have devastating consequences on more than 7 million students nationwide who currently hold a Stafford Loan, change will hit students of color especially hard. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/04/color_student_loan.html [HTML format].

Center for American Progress. April 13, 2012. 

The United States has multiple options to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, and it is essential that the American people participate in a full debate with complete confidence that the most difficult questions are being addressed by their leaders. This report outlines the key questions that should frame this debate. [Note: contains copyrighted material]. 

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/04/pdf/iran_10questions.pdf [PDF format, 60 pages].