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Census Releases Brief About Childhood Disability in the United States

BETHESDA, MD – The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a brief exploring childhood disability in the United States. The brief, Childhood Disability in the United States: 2019, uses data from the 2008 and 2019 American Community Surveys to identify the prevalence of disability among children as well as breaks down disability rates by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. “The concept of...

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CMS Updates Data Snapshot Showing COVID’s Impact on Beneficiaries

BETHESDA, MD – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released an updated data snapshot detailing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Medicare beneficiaries. Among the findings: Medicare fee-for-service spending associated with COVID hospitalizations rose to $10.3 billion. The rate of cases in rural areas (4,271 per 100,000) outpaced those in urban areas (4,151 per 100,000)...

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HUD Releases Statement on the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund

BETHESDA, MD – Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge recently said that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has no near-term plans to change the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF). Noting that the MMIF “has remained resilient” throughout 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary Fudge noted that the “FHA portfolio...

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