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P 7773 アメリカ 労働者の平均年齢上昇

NYTimes, 2011.01.15

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THE American work force is getting older. More people over 55 are working while fewer people under that age are employed.
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by jpflege | 2011-01-21 11:41 | 016 USA

P 7760 アメリカ保健省:リスクある高齢者を念頭に

2011.01.18

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released a new analysis showing that, without the Affordable Care Act, up to 129 million non-elderly Americans who have some type of pre-existing health condition, like heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis or cancer, would be at risk of losing health insurance when they need it most, or be denied coverage altogether.

Under the full range of policies in the Affordable Care Act to be enacted by 2014, Americans living with pre-existing conditions are free from discrimination and can get the health coverage they need, and families are free from the worry of having their insurance cancelled or capped when a family member gets sick, or going broke because of the medical costs of an accident or disease.

Repealing the law would once again leave millions of Americans worrying about whether coverage will be there when they need it.
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by jpflege | 2011-01-19 10:04 | 016 USA

P 7739 アメリカ保健省サイトから:1月17日はMLKDay

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To mark the 25th anniversary of the King holiday, and to encourage ongoing service throughout the year, we will be launching the MLK 25 Challenge next week. It's a call to all Americans to honor Dr. King by pledging to take at least 25 actions during 2011 to make a difference for others and strengthen our communities.
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by jpflege | 2011-01-17 16:43 | 016 USA

P 7676 アメリカ保健省&国土省:障害者を施設から独立へ

HHS, 2011.01.06

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today a joint partnership between the two agencies to help nearly 1,000 non-elderly Americans with disabilities leave nursing homes or other healthcare facilities to live independently. This is the first time two federal agencies are offering a combination of rental assistance, health care and other supportive services targeted to this population.
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by jpflege | 2011-01-07 16:37 | 016 USA

P 7625 アメリカのIndexing funds

Mankiew, 2010.12.26

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by jpflege | 2010-12-26 21:25 | 016 USA

P 7489 アメリカ保健省:Healthy People 2020

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Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:

Encourage collaborations across sectors.
Guide individuals toward making informed health decisions.
Measure the impact of prevention activities.
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by jpflege | 2010-12-06 20:36 | 016 USA

P 7485 アメリカの11月失業率 9.8%

BBC, 2010.12.03

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The US unemployment rate rose to 9.8% in November, the highest rate since April, the US Labor Department has said, raising fears about the strength of the country's economic recovery.
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by jpflege | 2010-12-06 15:50 | 016 USA

P 7482 アメリカの自治体の財政危機

NYTimes, 2010.12.05

The State of Illinois is still paying off billions in bills that it got from schools and social service providers last year. Arizona recently stopped paying for certain organ transplants for people in its Medicaid program. States are releasing prisoners early, more to cut expenses than to reward good behavior. And in Newark, the city laid off 13 percent of its police officers last week.

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by jpflege | 2010-12-06 15:28 | 016 USA

P 7458 アメリカ:失業期間が伸びている

NYTimes

This country has some of the highest levels of long-term unemployment — or joblessness lasting more than six months — ever recorded. Meanwhile, job growth has been, and looks to remain, disappointingly slow, indicating that those out of work a while are likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Even if the government report on Friday shows the expected improvement in hiring by business, it will not be enough to make a real dent in those totals.

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by jpflege | 2010-12-03 05:40 | 016 USA

P 7409 アメリカの赤字財政:The Economist

economist, 2010.11.18

On pensions, the solution is clear if unpopular: people will need to work longer. America should index the retirement age to longevity and make the benefit formula for upper-income workers less generous. The ceiling on the related payroll tax should be increased to cover 90% of earnings, from 86% now.

Health-care spending is a much tougher issue, because it is being fed by both the ageing of the population and rising per-person demand for services. Richer beneficiaries should pay more of their share of Medicare, while the generosity of the system should be kept in check by the independent panel set up under Mr Obama’s health reform to monitor services and payments. The simplest way for the federal government to restrain Medicaid would be to end the current system of matching state spending and replace this with block grants, which would give the states an incentive to focus on cost-control.
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by jpflege | 2010-11-22 06:24 | 016 USA