Jim Hahn

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Medicare is a federal program that pays for covered health services for most persons 65 years old and older and for most permanently disabled individuals under the age of 65. The rising cost of health care, the impact of the aging baby boomer generation, and declining revenues in a weakened economy continue to challenge the program's ability to provide(More)
In response, in part, to overall growth in Medicare program expenditures and growth in expenditures per Medicare beneficiary, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, P.L. 111-148, as amended) created the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB, or the Board) and charged the Board with developing proposals to " reduce the per capita rate of(More)
The federal budget deficit has exceeded $1 trillion in each of the last four fiscal years (FY2009-FY2012). Concern over these large deficits, as well as the long-term trajectory of the federal budget, resulted in significant debate during the 112 th Congress over how to achieve meaningful deficit reduction and how to implement a plan to stabilize the(More)
This study examines the teaching and learning of writing for secondary school students as it occurs in the interactive context of teacher-student writing conferences-that is, private teacher-student conversations about the students' writing or writing process. Following ethnographic procedures, the study examines naturally-occurring conferences in a(More)
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