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Health, Education, Employment, Social Security, Welfare, and Veterans Reports
HEHS-97-29W: Published: Oct 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1996.
GAO presented a listing and selected summaries of reports and testimonies issued in September 1996 and a listing of reports issued in June 1996 through September 1996 relating to such issues as: (1) health care reform; (2) Medicare and Medicaid; (3) higher education; (4) training and employment; (5) social security, disability, and welfare benefits; and (5) veterans' and military health care...
VA Health Care: Issues Affecting Eligibility Reform Efforts
HEHS-96-160: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed various proposals that would simplify and expand eligibility for veterans' health care benefits.GAO found that: (1) the VA health care system was neither designed nor intended to be the primary source of health care services for most veterans; (2) as the eligibility requirements for VA health care have evolved over the years, they have become incre...
VA Health Care: Opportunities for Service Delivery Efficiencies Within Existing Resources
HEHS-96-121: Published: Jul 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care system, focusing on ways that VA could: (1) operate more efficiently; (2) reduce the resources needed to meet veterans' health care needs; and (3) reorganize its health care system and create efficiency incentives.GAO found that: (1) the VA health care system should be able to resp...
Veterans' Health Care: VA's Approaches to Meeting Veterans' Home Health Care Needs
HEHS-96-68: Published: Mar 15, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) meets veterans' home health care needs, focusing on: (1) the characteristics and services of the home health care programs VA uses; (2) the available data describing program costs; and (3) how VA ensures that veterans receive quality home care services.GAO found that: (1) most veterans rece...
VA Health Care: Opportunities to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Resource Needs
T-HEHS-96-99: Published: Mar 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1996.
GAO discussed ways in which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) could operate more efficiently and reduce resources needed to meet its mandatory care obligations. GAO noted that: (1) VA has overstated its resource needs to meet its mandatory care obligations because its projections do not reflect the expected decline in the veteran population or the amount of discretionary care it provides, ov...
Veterans' Health Care: Use of VA Services by Medicare-Eligible Veterans
HEHS-95-13: Published: Oct 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how various health care reforms could affect Medicare-eligible veterans' demands for health care services, focusing on the: (1) extent to which veterans use the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to obtain services not extensively covered under Medicare; and (2) income and private health insurance coverage of Medicare-eligible veterans who chose e...
VA Health Care Reform: Financial Implications of the Proposed Health Security Act
T-HEHS-94-148: Published: May 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
GAO discussed the financial and policy implications of the proposed Health Security Act's provisions for veterans' health care, which would: (1) transform Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities into a series of managed care plans to compete with private-sector plans; (2) expand entitlement to comprehensive health care services for veterans choosing to enroll in a VA health plan; (3) author...
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...
Veterans' Health Care: Potential Effects of Health Financing Reforms on Demand for VA Services
T-HRD-93-12: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1993.
GAO discussed the potential effects of health financing reforms on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care system. GAO noted that: (1) the demand for VA inpatient services would decrease by 18 percent if employer-mandated health insurance was available to workers or employers paid a tax to obtain health insurance; (2) the demand for VA inpatient services would decrease by 47 percent u...
Health Care: Demonstration Project Concerning Future Structure of Veterans' Health Program
T-HRD-92-53: Published: Aug 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1992.
GAO discussed its report on the potential effects of employer-mandated and universal health insurance proposals on the demand for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services. GAO noted that: (1) any program that would expand insurance coverage among veterans could substantially reduce the demand for VA-sponsored care; (2) demand for VA inpatient services could drop by 18 percent if em...