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Veterans' Health Care Budget Estimate: Changes Were Made in Developing the President's Budget Request for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013
GAO-11-622: Published: Jun 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2011.
The Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009 requires GAO to report whether the amounts for the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care services in the President's budget request are consistent with VA's budget estimates as projected by the Enrollee Health Care Projection Model (EHCPM) and other methodologies. Based on the information VA provided, this report descri...
Designated Federal Entities: Survey of Governance Practices and the Inspector General Role
GAO-09-270: Published: Apr 20, 2009. Publicly Released: May 20, 2009.
For entities that rely on others for funding, effective governance, accountability, and internal control are keys to maintaining trust and credibility. In recent years, corporate governance and accountability have received increased scrutiny and emphasis in the nonprofit, federal government, and public company sectors. Governance and accountability problems have also been identified at designated...
VA Health Care: Challenges in Budget Formulation and Execution
GAO-09-459T: Published: Mar 12, 2009. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2009.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates it will provide health care to 5.8 million patients with appropriations of $41.2 billion in fiscal year 2009. The President has proposed an increase in VA's health care budget for fiscal year 2010 to expand services for veterans. VA's patient population includes aging veterans who need services such as long-term care-- including nursing home and no...
Mandatory Spending: Using Budget Triggers to Constrain Growth
GAO-06-276: Published: Jan 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2006.
Prepared as part of GAO's basic statutory responsibility for monitoring the condition of the nation's finances, the objectives of this report were to (1) determine the feasibility of designing and using trigger mechanisms to constrain growth in mandatory spending programs and (2) provide an analysis of the factors that led to differences between estimated and actual outlays in seven mandatory budg...
Performance Budgeting: Efforts to Restructure Budgets to Better Align Resources with Performance
GAO-05-117SP: Published: Feb 1, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2005.
Efforts to better align and integrate budget and performance information raises many issues, including the question of budget structure--should appropriations accounts or congressional budget justifications or both be restructured to tighten the link between resources and performance? If so, how and to what extent? The administration elevated attention to this issue by including budget restructuri...
Supporting Congressional Oversight: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 2003
GAO-02-576: Published: Apr 26, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2002.
This report discusses the budgetary implications of selected program reforms discussed in GAO work but not yet implemented or enacted. To help congressional budget and appropriations committees identify ways to reduce federal spending or increase revenues, this year's report contains more than 100 examples of budget options organized by budget function. Where possible, budgetary savings estimates...
Supporting Congressional Oversight: Framework for Considering Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work
GAO-01-447: Published: Mar 9, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2001.
This report provides a framework for considering the budgetary implications of program reform options discussed in past GAO work but not yet addressed or enacted. To help Congress, GAO has developed an oversight framework that is intended to allow Congress to systematically address the goals, scope, and approaches for delivering these on-going programs. This report contains more than 100 examples...
Budget Issues: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 2001
OCG-00-8: Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the budgetary implications of selected program reforms discussed in its past work but not yet implemented or enacted.GAO noted that: (1) Congress has many available options for cutting spending or raising revenue; (2) GAO discusses the conventions used to estimate savings and revenue gains; (3) GAO provides for congressional consideration an analyt...
Budget Surpluses: Experiences of Other Nations and Implications for the United States
AIMD-00-23: Published: Nov 2, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the experience of six nations--Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom--with budget surpluses, focusing on: (1) how they achieved budget surpluses and what their fiscal policies were during periods of surplus; (2) how they addressed long-term budgetary pressures; (3) how they adapted their budget proces...
Federal Budget: The President's Midsession Review
OCG-99-29: Published: Jul 27, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the President's Midsession Review and the implications of the President's proposals on fiscal policy and the federal budget.GAO noted that: (1) the large on-budget surpluses are still projections; (2) even in the near term these projections are optimistic and may not be realized since they assume full compliance with existing tight caps on discret...