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    Satellite Communication

    Commentary

    Space Safety Coordination: A Norm for All Nations

    As space becomes more congested with satellites of all sizes and types, the need for every nation to actively participate in the space safety coordination system grows. Most spacefaring countries do participate, but a few countries—notably Russia and China—do not, and that creates greater potential for collisions and hazards from debris.

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    Medicare

    News Release

    Primary Care Services Account for a Small Share of Medicare Spending

    Care provided by primary care practitioners accounts for a small fraction of total spending among Medicare beneficiaries. Depending on the definition used, primary care spending represents 2.12% to 4.88% of total medical and prescription spending by Parts A, B and D of the Medicare program.

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    Education Reform

    Report

    How Educators View the Rapid Life Cycle of School Reforms

    Researchers and educators have noted the emergence of a school reform "churn." New initiatives and programs are adopted, only to be dropped when the next popular reform emerges. How do principals and teachers perceive continuity in the programs at their schools?

  • Supporters of a "Medicare for All" plan gather on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 13, 2017, photo by Yuri Gripas/Reuters
    Health Care Reform

    Report

    Spending Estimates Under Medicare for All

    Under a Medicare for All plan similar to some proposals being discussed in Congress, total health expenditures would be an estimated 1.8 percent higher in 2019, relative to the status quo. While this is a small change in national spending, the federal government's health spending would increase substantially, rising by an estimated 221 percent.

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