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Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Delivery of Key Benefits Hinges on States' Achieving Compliance
T-AIMD/GGD-99-221: Published: Jun 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the year 2000 challenge facing state and local governments, focusing on: (1) the reported year 2000 readiness of state and local governments and actions taken by the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion in this area; (2) the readiness and federal activities associated with state-administered federal programs; and (3) GAO's observations on H...
Welfare Reform: Status of Awards and Selected States' Use of Welfare-to-Work Grants
HEHS-99-40: Published: Feb 5, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about: (1) welfare-to-work formula and competitive grants awarded to, or declined by, states for fiscal year (FY) 1998; (2) how selected grantees are planning to use these funds; and (3) how selected grantees plan to meet welfare-to-work requirements to better integrate the states' workforce development services with other human service...
Veterans' Health Care: Service Delivery for Veterans on Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
HEHS-99-14: Published: Nov 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the need for establishing a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) inpatient facility on Guam, focusing on: (1) how VA currently meets Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) veterans' health care needs; (2) veterans' possible future demand for health care and VA's ability to meet this demand; and (3) the cost to establish a v...
HMO Complaints and Appeals: Most Key Procedures in Place, but Others Valued by Consumers Largely Absent
HEHS-98-119: Published: May 12, 1998. Publicly Released: May 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) what elements are considered important to a system for processing health maintenance organization (HMO) member complaints and appeals; (2) the extent to which HMOs' complaint and appeal system contain these elements; (3) what concerns consumers have regarding HMO complaint and appeal systems; (4) what information is available on the number and...
Medicare HMOs: Rapid Enrollment Growth Concentrated in Selected States
HEHS-96-63: Published: Jan 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) number of Medicare beneficiaries enrolling in health maintenance organizations (HMO); and (2) factors that influence beneficiaries' decisions to enroll in HMO.GAO found that: (1) about 2.8 million Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in risk-contract HMO and another 2 percent are enrolled in cost-reimbursement HMO; (2) the nu...
Durable Medical Equipment: Regional Carriers' Coverage Criteria Are Consistent with Medicare Law
HEHS-95-185: Published: Sep 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether regional carrier coverage criteria for durable medical equipment and supplies is consistent with Medicare law, focusing on: (1) the national Medicare requirements and the regional carriers' coverage criteria; and (2) how the criteria have been applied to claims.GAO found that: (1) the final criteria adopted by the regional carriers are co...
Medigap Insurance: Insurers' Compliance with Federal Minimum Loss Ratio Standards, 1988-93
HEHS-95-151: Published: Aug 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed benefit payments by Medigap policies between 1988 and 1994, focusing on trends in Medigap insurers' aggregate loss ratio performance.GAO found that: (1) the Medigap market grew from $7.3 billion to $12.1 billion between 1988 and 1993; (2) Medigap insurers' aggregate loss ratios were stable from 1988 to 1991, but these ratios decreased about 10 perc...
U.S. Insular Areas: Information on Fiscal Relations with the Federal Government
T-GGD-95-71: Published: Jan 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed fiscal arrangements between the U.S. government and five U.S. territories, focusing on: (1) federal taxes and customs duties collected in the territories; (2) current federal program expenditures; (3) the income tax rules that apply to the territories; and (4) territorial residents' participation in federal social programs. GAO noted that: (1) ter...
U.S. Insular Areas: Development Strategy and Better Coordination Among U.S. Agencies Are Needed
NSIAD-94-62: Published: Feb 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1994.
GAO reviewed U.S. economic assistance to its insular areas, focusing on the extent that the United States has: (1) ensured coordination between the various agencies that provide assistance; and (2) developed goals and strategies for its assistance programs.GAO found that: (1) although the overall U.S. policy is to support the economic development of insular areas, the United States does not have s...
U.S. Insular Areas: Applicability of Relevant Provisions of the U.S. Constitution
HRD-91-18: Published: Jun 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the applicability of relevant constitutional provisions to five insular areas, focusing on: (1) congressional representation; (2) the Uniformity Clause; (3) the Commerce Clause; (4) presidential election; (5) trial by jury; (6) the Equal Protection Clause; and (7) voting rights.GAO found that: (1) the insular areas, Puerto Rico, the...