Disadvantaged persons (41 - 50 of 110 items)
Children's Health Insurance Programs, 1996
HEHS-97-40R: Published: Dec 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on changes in six health insurance programs for children since 1995. GAO noted that: (1) all of the programs have had some kind of change, either in eligibility or in budget and number of children covered, with some expansions more extensive than others; (2) the Alabama Caring Program for Children increased its family income eligibility...
Medicaid and Uninsured Children, 1994
HEHS-96-174R: Published: Jul 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on children's health insurance coverage from 1987 through 1994. GAO noted that: (1) data was not sufficient to determine all Medicaid-eligible children or their category of eligibility; (2) the number and percentage of uninsured children reached their highest point in 1994; (3) two-thirds of all Medicaid-eligible children were covered u...
Health Insurance for Children: Private Insurance Coverage Continues to Deteriorate
HEHS-96-129: Published: Jun 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of uninsured Medicaid-eligible children in 1994.GAO found that: (1) the percentage of children without health insurance was 14.2 percent in 1994; (2) the percentage of children with private health insurance has steadily decreased since 1987; (3) while there has been a decline in coverage for poor children, coverage for non...
Medicaid Formula Transition
HEHS-96-169R: Published: Jun 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Medicaid formula transition under H.R. 3057. GAO noted that: (1) the change in the Medicaid formula would depend on the growth in future authorized federal funding; (2) larger authorizations would allow state allotments to become proportional to state needs; (3) eight states would receive federal allotments proportional to their...
Analysis of 'Florida's Fair Share'
HEHS-96-168R: Published: Jun 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the appropriateness of the Medicaid funding formula contained in H.R. 3507. GAO noted that: (1) over time, the proposed formula would cause Medicaid funding distribution to more closely reflect states' poverty and elderly populations; (2) there are more generous matching rates for low-income states that spend more on Medicaid services for eligi...
Medicaid Funding Formula Changes
HEHS-96-164R: Published: Jun 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the proposed changes to Medicaid funding formulas under H.R. 3507. GAO noted that: (1) states with large numbers of poor and disabled persons receive less federal assistance than states with larger numbers of poor and weaker tax bases; (2) states that offer extensive services and provide high provider reimbursement rates receive more...
District of Columbia: Information on Health Care Costs
AIMD-96-42: Published: Apr 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the District of Columbia's various restructuring proposals for its health care system, focusing on the health care budget and the composition of its health care system.GAO found that: (1) the District's Department of Human Services includes the Commission on Public Health, Commission on Health Care Finance, the Commission on Mental Health Services,...
Medicaid Long-Term Care: State Use of Assessment Instruments in Care Planning
PEMD-96-4: Published: Apr 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how publicly funded programs assess the need for home and community-based long-term care services for the poor disabled elderly, focusing on the: (1) comprehensiveness of the assessment instruments; (2) uniformity of their administration; and (3) uniformity of training for staff who conduct the assessments.GAO found that: (1) all 49 states reviewed...
Health Insurance for Children: State and Private Programs Create New Strategies to Insure Children
HEHS-96-35: Published: Jan 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state and private efforts to insure children who are not eligible for Medicaid and whose parents cannot purchase private insurance, focusing on: (1) enrollment, costs, funding sources, and annual budgets of these state and private programs; (2) state strategies to manage costs while providing children access to health care; and (3) program design e...
Medicaid: Spending Pressures Spur States Toward Program Restructuring
T-HEHS-96-75: Published: Jan 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1996.
GAO discussed how states are addressing rising Medicaid costs, focusing on the: (1) federal mandates that have led to Medicaid cost growth; (2) states' use of section 1115 waivers for managed care programs; and (3) states' experiences with section 1115 managed care programs. GAO noted that: (1) federal mandates, medical price inflation, and higher provider reimbursements have contributed to rising...