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Access to Health Insurance: Public and Private Employers' Experience With Purchasing Cooperatives
HEHS-94-142: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed health insurance purchasing cooperatives, focusing on: (1) the various forms of existing cooperatives; and (2) how existing cooperatives' functions, organization, and governance relate to national reform proposals.GAO found that: (1) health insurance purchasing cooperatives are becoming an important component of state health insurance reform; (2) e...
Tax Policy: Health Insurance Tax Credit Participation Rate Was Low
GGD-94-99: Published: May 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the health insurance tax credit, focusing on how the tax credit affected low-income family participation rates.GAO found that: (1) although it could not accurately estimate the size of the eligible population, Census Bureau and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) survey data show that about one-quarter of those individuals eligible actual...
Veterans' Health Care: Most Care Provided Through Non-VA Programs
HEHS-94-104BR: Published: Apr 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of veterans: (1) receiving services under non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) federal health programs and the cost of those services; and (2) using VA services that are eligible to receive care under other federal programs.GAO found that: (1) in 1990, 81 percent of veterans had private health insurance and 26 percent w...
Health Care in Hawaii: Implications for National Reform
T-HEHS-94-123: Published: Mar 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1994.
GAO discussed health care in Hawaii. GAO noted that: (1) Hawaii has the highest rate of health insurance coverage in the nation because of its employer mandate, Medicaid, and its state-sponsored insurance programs; (2) some Hawaiian residents do not have health insurance because the employer mandate exempts several categories of employees and the unemployed and does not require coverage for employ...
Defense Health Care: Lessons Learned From DOD's Managed Health Care Initiatives
T-HRD-93-21: Published: May 10, 1993. Publicly Released: May 10, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to reform its military health care system. GAO noted that: (1) DOD needs to establish a uniform benefits package with uniform cost sharing requirements for each category of beneficiaries; (2) DOD managed-care initiatives have created differences in benefits and cost sharing in certain geographic areas; (3) potential hospital closings resultin...
Health Care: Rochester's Community Approach Yields Better Access, Lower Costs
HRD-93-44: Published: Jan 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the health care system in Rochester, New York, which has lower health care costs per capita and provides health insurance to a larger proportion of its residents than the nation as a whole.GAO found that: (1) in 1991, health insurance costs per employee in Rochester were 33 percent lower than national health care costs; (2) Rochester's hospital cos...
Family and Medical Leave Cost Estimate
HRD-93-14R: Published: Feb 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an estimate of the costs of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, focusing on: (1) eligibility and length of leave allowed; (2) health insurance coverage and employer costs; and (3) the size of the population that would be eligible to take leave under the proposal. GAO noted that: (1) employer costs of continuing health insurance coverage for e...
Medicare: Millions in End-Stage Renal Disease Expenditures Shifted to Employer Health Plans
HRD-93-31: Published: Dec 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effects of extending the coverage time for which employer-provided group health plans would be expected to pay medical expense claims of beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), focusing on: (1) the number and geographic distribution of such beneficiaries; (2) annual Medicare savings; (3) the effect of the extension on employment ba...
Employer-Based Health Insurance: High Costs, Wide Variation Threaten System
HRD-92-125: Published: Sep 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on business health insurance cost burdens and employers that are particularly vulnerable to the escalation of health insurance costs, focusing on: (1) various employers' health benefits costs; and (2) factors contributing to the cost differences among employers.GAO found that: (1) from 1987 to 1990, business health spending has grown at...
State Health Care Reform: Federal Requirements Influence State Reforms
T-HRD-92-55: Published: Sep 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1992.
GAO discussed its report on states' responses to the growing crisis in health care access, focusing on: (1) states' initiatives to expand accessibility and affordability of the health care system; and (2) needed changes in federal law to facilitate innovative health care reform. GAO noted that: (1) most states have focused on expanding access to health care services, such as mandating universal co...