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Ryan White CARE Act: Estimated Effect of Proposed Stop-Loss Provision in H.R. 3293 on Urban Areas
GAO-09-947R: Published: Aug 3, 2009. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 2009.
Congress asked us to estimate the effect on Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990 (CARE Act) funding to urban areas if a certain stop-loss provision is enacted. The CARE Act, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services's (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), was enacted to address the needs of jurisdictions, health care providers, and pe...
English Language Learning: Diverse Federal and State Efforts to Support Adult English Language Learning Could Benefit from More Coordination
GAO-09-575: Published: Jul 29, 2009. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 2009.
Millions of adults in the U.S. report that they speak limited English, and English language ability appears linked to multiple dimensions of adult life, such as civic participation and workforce participation and mobility. GAO examined (1) the trends in the need for and enrollment in federally funded adult English language programs, (2) the nature of federal support for adult English language lear...
Ryan White Care Act: Impact of Legislative Funding Proposal on Urban Areas
GAO-08-137R: Published: Oct 5, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2007.
The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990 (CARE Act), administered by the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), was enacted to address the needs of jurisdictions, health care providers, and people with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and their family members. In December...
September 11: Health Effects in the Aftermath of the World Trade Center Attack
GAO-04-1068T: Published: Sep 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2004.
When the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings collapsed on September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people died and an estimated 250,000 to 400,000 people who were visiting, living, working, and attending school nearby, or responding to the attack, were exposed to a mixture of dust, debris, smoke, and various chemicals. In the months to follow, thousands of people who returned to the area to live and work,...
Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations: Some Coordination Efforts Among Programs Providing Transportation Services, but Obstacles Persist
GAO-03-697: Published: Jun 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2003.
Millions of Americans are unable to provide their own transportation--or even use public transportation--for Medicaid appointments, Head Start classes, job training, or other services. Such "transportation disadvantaged" persons are often disabled, elderly, or low income. Various federal programs are authorized to provide transportation services to them. GAO was asked to (1) identify the federal p...
Mental Health Parity Act: Employers' Mental Health Benefits Remain Limited Despite New Federal Standards
T-HEHS-00-113: Published: May 18, 2000. Publicly Released: May 18, 2000.
GAO discussed the implementation and effects of the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996, focusing on: (1) employers' compliance with the law and the changes they have made to their health benefit plans, (2) what is known about the costs of complying with the law, and (3) the oversight roles of the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Labor (DOL) in enforcing this law.GAO noted that: (1)...
Medicare: HCFA's Approval and Oversight of Private Accreditation Organizations
HEHS-99-197R: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) approval and oversight of private Medicare accreditation organizations, focusing on: (1) HCFA's criteria for approving accreditation organizations; (2) HCFA's ongoing oversight of accreditation organizations that have been granted deemed status; and (3) recent evaluations of accredita...
Welfare Reform: States' Experiences in Providing Employment Assistance to TANF Clients
HEHS-99-22: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how states that were early implementers of welfare reform and of one-stop career centers were providing employment and training assistance under welfare reform, focusing on the: (1) structural approaches states are using to provide employment and training services to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) clients; (2) employment and trainin...
Income Security Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997 and 1998
IAP-97-8: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Income Security Issues issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 and 1998.GAO plans to focus on the following pivotal areas: (1) ensuring that public funds for income security programs are spent efficiently and protected from fraud and abuse; (2) improving the Social Security Administration's service to the public at reduced cost; (3) evaluating the adequacy of Social Security, and p...
Income Security Issues: Issue Area Plan for Fiscal Years 1996 and 1997
IAP-96-17: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Income Security issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 and 1997.GAO plans to: (1) promote more efficient, cost-effective government services; (2) evaluate the Social Security Administration's (SSA) services and operations; (3) identify opportunities to manage welfare, retirement, and disability programs more efficiently; (4) evaluate federal and state efforts to preserve families...