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Mental Health and Substance Use: Treatment Exclusions in Employers' Health Insurance Coverage
GAO-12-761R: Published: May 31, 2012. Publicly Released: May 31, 2012.
In summary, this report provides information on the incidence of treatment exclusions for MH/SU for the 2011 or 2010 plan year and the 2008 plan year for employers that responded to our survey. In total, for the 2011 or 2010 plan year, of the 96 employers that responded to our question about whether their most popular plan excluded coverage for any specific treatments related to MH/SU, 39 employer...
Management Report: Opportunities for Improvement in the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-12-528R: Published: May 21, 2012. Publicly Released: May 21, 2012.
During our audit of CFPBs fiscal year 2011 financial statements, we identified seven internal control issues that could adversely affect CFPBs ability to meet its internal control objectives. We do not consider these issues to represent material weaknesses or significant deficiencies in relation to CFPBs financial statements. Nonetheless, we believe they warrant managements...
Management Report: Opportunities for Improvement in the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Internal Controls
GAO-12-499R: Published: May 16, 2012. Publicly Released: May 16, 2012.
During our audit of FHFAs fiscal years 2011 and 2010 financial statements, we identified one internal control issue and a continuing issue related to information systems controls that could adversely affect FHFAs ability to meet its internal control objectives. We do not consider these issues to represent material weaknesses or significant deficiencies in relation to FHFAs financ...
Unemployed Older Workers: Many Experience Challenges Regaining Employment and Face Reduced Retirement Security
GAO-12-445: Published: Apr 25, 2012. Publicly Released: May 15, 2012.
As with many other demographic groups, older workers unemployment overall and long-term unemployment rates have increased dramatically since the recession began in 2007. In December 2011, the unemployment rate for older workers was 6.0 percent, up from 3.1 at the start of the recession, but down from its peak of 7.6 percent in February 2010. In particular, long-term unemployment rose substan...
Unemployed Older Workers: Many Face Long-Term Joblessness and Reduced Retirement Security
GAO-12-724T: Published: May 15, 2012. Publicly Released: May 15, 2012.
Unemployment rates for workers of all ages have risen dramatically since the start of the recent recession in December 2007, and workers age 55 and over have faced particularly long periods of unemployment. The seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate for older workers increased from 3.1 percent in December 2007 to a high of 7.6 percent in February 2010, before it decreased to 6.0 percent in April...
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Review of the Audit of the Financial Statements for 2011 and 2010
GAO-12-663R: Published: May 10, 2012. Publicly Released: May 10, 2012.
PCORI received an unqualified audit opinion on its 2011 and 2010 financial statements. In its audit of PCORIs financial statements, the IPA found that the financial statements were presented fairly, in all material respects, and there was no reportable noncompliance with selected provisions of laws and regulations the IPA tested as part of its audit. However, the IPA identified a deficiency...
The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Spring 2012 Update
GAO-12-521SP: Published: Apr 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2012.
Federal deficits and debt have reached historic highs in recent years. Congress has taken action to address the fiscal imbalance, but longer-term challenges remain. The Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 limits spending over the next decade and leads to an improved fiscal outlook. The act targets discretionary spending, and under both of GAOs simulations, discretionary spending as a share of t...
Drug Pricing: Research on Savings from Generic Drug Use
GAO-12-371R: Published: Jan 31, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2012.
Our review identified articles that used varying approaches to estimate the savings associated with generic drug use in the United States. One group of studies estimated the savings in reduced drug costs that have accrued from the use of generics. For example, a series of studies estimated the total savings that have accrued to the U.S. health care system from substituting generic drugs for their...
Senate Preservation Fund: Audit of Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 Transactions
GAO-12-271R: Published: Feb 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2012.
For fiscal years 2009 and 2010, the Funds recorded transactions consisted of 136 investment and operating transactions recorded and accounted for by the Library. The Funds recorded transactions were authorized in advance, supported by documentation, and accurately accounted for. However, while the Funds transactions were generally recorded promptly, we did identify five instances...
Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request: U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO-12-455T: Published: Feb 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2012.
This testimony discusses the U.S. Government Accountability Offices (GAO) budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2013. GAO very much appreciates the confidence Congress has shown in the efforts to help support the Congress in carrying out its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve government performance and accountability for the benefit of the American people.GAO is requesting an...