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Social Security Financing: Implications of Government Stock Investing for the Trust Fund, the Federal Budget, and the Economy
AIMD/HEHS-98-74: Published: Apr 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implications of having the Social Security Trust Fund invest in the stock market, focusing on the impact of such investing on the: (1) Social Security Trust Fund; (2) U.S. economy; and (3) federal budget.GAO noted that: (1) allowing the Social Security Trust Fund to invest in the stock market is a complex proposal that has potential consequence...
Social Security Financing: Implications of Stock Investing for the Trust Fund, the Federal Budget, and the Economy
T-AIMD/HEHS-98-152: Published: Apr 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its work on the government stock investing option, focusing on: (1) the implications of government stock investing for the Social Security Trust Fund; (2) the impact of stock investing on the federal budget and national saving; and (3) implementation issues related to selecting and managing a stock portfolio that could affect the degree of governm...
Aging Issues: Related GAO Reports and Activities in Calendar Years 1995 and 1996
HEHS-98-101R: Published: Mar 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a compilation of GAO products from calendar years 1995 and 1996 on programs and issues affecting older Americans and their families.GAO noted that: (1) its work on these programs reflects the broad range and importance of federal programs for older Americans; (2) some federal programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, are directed primarily at...
Long Term Care: Baby Boom Generation Presents Financing Challenges
T-HEHS-98-107: Published: Mar 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the challenges the country will face in financing long-term care for the baby boom generation, focusing on: (1) the current spending for long-term care for the elderly; (2) the increased demand that the baby boom generation will likely create for long-term care; (3) recent shifts in Medicaid and Medicare financing of long-term care; and (4) the po...
Social Security: Restoring Long-Term Solvency Will Require Difficult Choices
T-HEHS-98-95: Published: Feb 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the goals of the social security program and the difficult choices that restoring its long-term solvency will require, focusing on: (1) balancing income adequacy and individual equity; (2) determining who bears risks and responsibilities; (3) choosing among various benefit reductions and revenue increases; (4) using pay-as-you-go or advance fundin...
Social Security Administration: Significant Progress Made in Year 2000 Effort, But Key Risks Remain
AIMD-98-6: Published: Oct 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) actions to achieve Year 2000 information systems compliance, focusing on the adequacy of steps taken by SSA to ensure that computing problems related to the year 2000 are fully addressed, including its oversight of state disability determinations services' (DDS) Year 2000 program activities.GAO noted that:...
Medicare Home Health Agencies: Certification Process Is Ineffective in Excluding Problem Agencies
T-HEHS-97-180: Published: Jul 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed how Medicare: (1) controls the entry of home health agencies (HHA) into the Medicare Program; and (2) ensures that HHAs in the program comply with Medicare's conditions of participation and associated standards.GAO noted that: (1) it is finding that Medicare's survey and certification process imposes few requirements on HHAs seeking to serve Medic...
Medicaid: Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments to Institutions for Mental Diseases
HEHS-97-181R: Published: Jul 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1997.
GAO provided information on disproportionate share hospital (DSH) programs that provide funds to institutions for mental diseases in selected states.GAO noted that: (1) its work to date indicates that the 1993-1995 growth in mental health DSH payments pre dates full implementation of the hospital-specific caps mandated by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1993; (2) in 1996, both tota...
Retirement Income: Implications of Demographic Trends for Social Security and Pension Reform
HEHS-97-81: Published: Jul 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an overview of the trends and key issues relating to retirement income, focusing on: (1) demographic and economic trends affecting retirement income; (2) the status of Social Security's long-term financing problems and proposals to address them; and (3) the extent of pension coverageand retirement saving and how to ensure that Americans can count o...
Medicare: Problems Affecting HCFA's Ability to Set Appropriate Reimbursement Rates for Medical Equipment and Supplies
HEHS-97-157R: Published: Jun 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the problems associated with setting appropriate Medicare reimbursement rates for medical equipment and supplies.GAO noted that: (1) the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) does not know specifically what products it is paying for when it pays Medicare claims for medical equipment and supplies, according to GAO's work to date; (2) HCFA does...