Disadvantaged persons (31 - 40 of 110 items)
Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries: Further Outreach and Administrative Simplification Could Increase Enrollment
HEHS-99-61: Published: Apr 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the level of enrollment in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program and the Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) program, focusing on: (1) the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of: (a) Medicare beneficiaries who enroll as a QMB or SLMB; and (b) Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for QMB or SLMB but do...
Lead Poisoning: Federal Health Care Programs Are Not Effectively Reaching At-Risk Children
HEHS-99-18: Published: Jan 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the risk of lead poisoning faced by young children served by federal health care programs; (2) the extent to which children served by these programs have been screened for this condition; (3) key reasons why screenings may not be occurring; and (4) problems that federal health care programs face in ensuring that children who have harmful lead...
Children's Health: Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Medicaid and Hispanic Children
HEHS-98-169R: Published: May 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided additional information on its work on the prevalence of elevated blood lead levels associated with harmful health effects in children aged 1 through 5 and particularly in children who receive their health care coverage through Medicaid, focusing on: (1) Medicaid children aged 1 through 2; (2) Hispanic children aged 1 through 5 compared with other c...
Medicaid: Demographics of Nonenrolled Children Suggest State Outreach Strategies
HEHS-98-93: Published: Mar 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on children who are eligible for Medicaid but are not enrolled, focusing on: (1) the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of children who qualify for Medicaid, and identifying groups in which uninsured children are concentrated and to whom outreach efforts might be expected; (2) the reasons these children are not enrolled in Medicaid; and...
HCFA: Medicaid Program--State Allotments for Payment of Medicare Part B Premiums for Qualifying Individuals in Federal Fiscal Year 1998
OGC-98-28: Published: Feb 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) new rule on the Medicaid program. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would announce the federal fiscal year 1998 state allotments that are available to pay Medicare Part B premiums for two new eligibility groups and describe the the methodology used to determine each state's allotment; and (2) HCFA comp...
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...
Medicaid Managed Care: Delays and Difficulties in Implementing California's New Mandatory Program
HEHS-98-2: Published: Oct 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed California's Medicaid Program, Medi-Cal, focusing on: (1) the implementation status of California's managed care expansion, including identifying the primary causes of delays; (2) the degree to which state efforts to educate beneficiaries about their managed care options and enroll them in managed care have encouraged beneficiaries to choose a plan...
Medicaid: Projected Cost of Expanding Coverage for Children
HEHS-97-170R: Published: Jul 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of additional children who would be covered under an expanded Medicaid program and Medicaid spending per child on a state-by-state basis.GAO noted that: (1) there are 32.3 million children under age 18 living in families with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty level and currently not enrolled in Medicaid; (2)...
Medicare and Medicaid: Meeting Needs of Dual Eligibles Raises Difficult Cost and Care Issues
T-HEHS-97-119: Published: Apr 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed several issues that arise in financing health care for people known as dual eligibles, Medicare beneficiaries who are also eligible for some form of Medicaid support, focusing on: (1) the health characteristics of those who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid and the key structural differences between the two programs that serve this popul...
Children's Health Insurance 1995
HEHS-97-68R: Published: Feb 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on recent trends in children's health insurance through 1995 and a set of tables showing the number and percentage of uninsured children, 0 to 17 years of age, and uninsured young adults, 18 to 20 years of age, by different ages and poverty levels in 1995.GAO noted that: (1) health insurance coverage for children appeared to stabilize i...