Health insurance (31 - 40 of 52 items)
Health Insurance Standards: Implications of New Federal Law for Consumers, Insurers, Regulators
T-HEHS-98-114: Published: Mar 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implementation of the private insurance market provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).GAO noted that: (1) although HIPAA gives people losing coverage a guarantee of access to coverage in the individual market, consumers attempting to exercise this right have been hindered in some states by carrier...
Health Insurance Standards: New Federal Law Creates Challenges for Consumers, Insurers, Regulators
HEHS-98-67: Published: Feb 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), focusing on issues affecting: (1) consumers; (2) issuers of health coverage, including employers and insurance carriers; (3) state insurance regulators; and (4) federal regulators. GAO also reviewed efforts undertaken by federal agencies to address some of the co...
National and Public Health Issues Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-18(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the National and Public Health Issues issue area as of October 2, 1995...
Employer-Based Health Plans: Issues, Trends, and Challenges Posed by ERISA
T-HEHS-95-223: Published: Jul 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1995.
GAO discussed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), focusing on the: (1) proportion of workers in self-funded health insurance plans; (2) kinds of state actions preempted by ERISA; and (3) advantages of ERISA preemption to employers that offer health care coverage to their employees. GAO noted that: (1) nearly 40 percent of enrollees in employer-based health plans, or 44 mil...
Private Health Insurance: Wide Variation in State Insurance Departments' Regulatory Authority, Oversight and Resources
T-HRD-93-25: Published: May 27, 1993. Publicly Released: May 27, 1993.
GAO discussed: (1) how state insurance departments regulate health insurance; (2) the resources they commit to these efforts; and (3) the implications that health care reform could have on state insurance departments' roles and responsibilities. GAO noted that: (1) state insurance departments' authority in regulating health insurance is limited and varies among states; (2) 24 percent of health car...
Health Care Reform
OCG-93-8TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized federal policy and management issues relating to health care reform.GAO noted that: (1) the new administration faces the challenge of finding a better way to manage and finance the U.S. health care system while preserving high-quality innovative medical care; (2) the United States has the highest health care system costs in the industrialized wor...
LTC Insurance Partnerships
HRD-92-44R: Published: Sep 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on a foundation's projects for linking long-term care insurance with the Medicaid program. GAO noted that: (1) four states currently participate in the Program to Promote Long-Term Care Insurance for the Elderly; (2) the Health Care Financing Administration approved Connecticut's proposal to amend its Medicaid plan to allow recipients w...
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...
Medicaid: Ensuring that Noncustodial Parents Provide Health Insurance Can Save Costs
HRD-92-80: Published: Jun 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated state and federal efforts to ensure that noncustodial parents with available health insurance resources cover their Medicaid-eligible children.GAO found that: (1) states are not ensuring that noncustodial parents provide health insurance to their children; (2) states and the federal government could save about $122 million annually if noncustodial...
Access to Health Care: States Respond to Growing Crisis
HRD-92-70: Published: Jun 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state initiatives concerning health care access and affordability, and federal barriers which limit states' progress toward achieving universal health care.GAO found that: (1) states have moved decisively to devise plans to expand access to health insurance and control increases in health costs, but have been hindered by the restrict...