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Teen Mothers: Selected Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Risk Factors
HEHS-98-141: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided social and demographic information about teen mothers, focusing on: (1) trends in birth rates for teens; (2) a profile of teen mothers; and (3) factors, such as education or family background, that may influence the likelihood of teen motherhood.GAO noted that: (1) although the birth rate for teenage women decreased 41 percent from the late 1950s t...
Health Insurance: Coverage Leads to Increased Health Care Access for Children
HEHS-98-14: Published: Nov 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the relationship between health insurance and health care access, focusing on: (1) what effect health insurance has on children's access to health care; (2) whether expanding publicly funded insurance improves their access; and (3) barriers besides lack of insurance that might deter children from getting health care.GAO noted that: (1) health in...
Health and Human Services: Hispanic Representation and Equal Employment Practices in Region VIII
HRD-91-6: Published: Nov 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations of discriminatory hiring and promotion practices against Hispanics by the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) region VIII, located in Denver.GAO found that: (1) the region's employment representation of Hispanics was 10.3 percent with Indian Health Service (IHS) staff excluded and 6.0 percent with IHS staff included; (2) thos...
ADP Budget: Analysis of HCFA's Fiscal Year 1991 ADP Budget Request
IMTEC-90-67: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) fiscal year 1991 information technology systems budget request of $60.7 million, including $12.2 million for three major system enhancement projects to obtain more automated data processing and communications equipment, new software development, and related commercial services.GAO found that HCFA pr...
Medicare: GAO Views on the Payment System for Outpatient Cataract Surgery
T-HRD-89-16: Published: Apr 10, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1989.
GAO discussed its review of the Medicare payment approach for hospital outpatient cataract surgery. GAO found that: (1) Medicare hospital payments for outpatient cataract surgery were significantly higher than for ambulatory surgical centers; (2) hospitals base beneficiary or co-insurance payments on service charges, rather than on Medicare-computed costs, and many beneficiaries pay more than the...
GAO's Views on H.R. 791, a Bill to Establish the Social Security Administration as an Independent Agency
T-HRD-89-7: Published: Mar 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1989.
GAO discussed H.R. 791, which would make the Social Security Administration (SSA) an independent agency. GAO found that the bill would: (1) remove the Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Programs from the Department of Health and Human Services; (2) create an independent SSA headed by a three-member bipartisan board; (3) establish a beneficiary ombudsma...
Welfare Reform: Projected Effects of Requiring AFDC for Unemployed Parents Nationwide
HRD-88-88BR: Published: May 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) available estimates of the cost of requiring states to adopt the optional Aid to Families with Dependent Children for Unemployed Parents Program (AFDC-UP); and (2) research on the effects of AFDC-UP on families.GAO found that: (1) it could not determine the reliability of the cost estimates it reviewed because they used different assumption...
GAO's Views on H.R. 825, a Bill To Make the Social Security Administration an Independent Agency
126772: Apr 23, 1985
GAO presented views on a bill to make the Social Security Administration (SSA) an independent agency, focusing on whether the management and operation of SSA would be improved by making it an independent agency. GAO found that the bill's provisions would: (1) remove the Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income programs from the Department of Health and H...
GAO's Views on the Report of the Congressional Panel on Social Security Organization
124786: Jul 30, 1984
In response to a congressional request, GAO cited some of the key Social Security Administration (SSA) problems which it has identified over the years and addressed the extent to which these problems were caused by SSA or others. In addition, GAO views on recommendations in the report of the Congressional Panel on Social Security Organization were given. During the past 10 years, SSA has had probl...
Federal and State Initiatives Needed To Improve Productivity and Reduce Administrative Costs of the Aid to Families With Dependent Children and Food Stamp Programs
AFMD-84-18: Published: Feb 2, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1984.
Administrative costs in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and Food Stamp programs have increased at a more rapid pace than benefit payments to recipients. GAO reviewed the processing of AFDC and Food Stamp applications at 15 welfare offices in 8 states. This review was based on a comparison of the productivity of these offices. GAO also examined the impact that inconsistent federa...