Medicaid (51 - 60 of 60 items)
Health Care: Availability in the Texas-Mexico Border Area
HRD-89-12: Published: Oct 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on health problems and the availability of health care in the Texas-Mexico border area counties.GAO found that the Texas-Mexico border area: (1) extended about 1,000 miles, comprised 16 counties, and had 1.5 million inhabitants, 73 percent of whom were Hispanic; (2) reported a higher general birth rate and lower death rate than the Unit...
Noncash Benefits: Methodological Review of Experimental Valuation Methods Indicates Many Problems Remain
PEMD-87-23: Published: Sep 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) developed a general approach for assessing future proposed methods to change poverty indicators; and (2) applied its approach to one method the Census Bureau used to place cash value on noncash benefits.The GAO assessment approach: (1) identified specific concerns within each method; (2) examined these concerns using indicators, such as changes in t...
Welfare Simplification: Thirty-Two States' Views on Coordinating Services for Low-Income Families
HRD-87-6FS: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on states' responses to selected questions on the unification of human services programs to: (1) allow access to and use of benefits by all clients; (2) improve effectiveness of service delivery; and (3) achieve efficient use of human services resources.GAO found that, of the 32 states that responded to the questionnaire: (1) 31 would l...
Noncash Benefits: Initial Results Show Valuation Methods Differentially Affect the Poor
PEMD-87-7BR: Published: Oct 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the alternative methods to value noncash benefits of total federal support for the poor to determine whether: (1) the conceptual, operational, or computational aspects of the methods distort the estimates of poverty derived from them; and (2) if there are such factors, how big their influence is on poverty estimates.GAO found that when medical b...
Welfare Simplification: Projects To Coordinate Services for Low-Income Families
HRD-86-124FS: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) an inventory of service integration demonstration projects completed during the period 1970 through 1985; and (2) a bibliography of literature on service integration.GAO focused its work on service integration projects for low-income families generally eligible for programs such as Aid to Families With Dependent Children, Medicaid, Food Sta...
Female-Headed Families in Poverty
127351: Jul 9, 1985
GAO discussed the poverty status of women and children, especially those living in families headed by single women. GAO found that: (1) the number of female-headed families in poverty was substantial and increasing; (2) female-headed families accounted for over one-third of all people in poverty; (3) marital breakups and out-of-wedlock births were prime causes of the increase in female-headed fami...
Legislative and Administrative Changes To Improve Verification of Welfare Recipients' Income Could Save Hundreds of Millions
HRD-82-9: Published: Jan 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the manner in which income and asset information is used and verified by administering agencies to determine eligibility for federal assistance programs which provide benefits to needy individuals and families.GAO found that: (1) underreporting of income and assets by recipients of benefits from needs-based programs, whether deliberate or otherwise...
Analysis of GAO Reports To Determine Federal Approaches Most Conducive to State Consistency in Delivering Services and Monitoring Results
HRD-81-76: Published: Apr 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1981.
GAO was asked to examine recent GAO reports which discuss State administration and monitoring of selected federally funded programs to determine Federal approaches most conductive to State consistency in delivering services and monitoring the results. GAO was asked to emphasize cases where programs have been consistently administered and monitored by States.Twelve GAO reports were examined concern...
Family Planning Activities Under Title X of the Public Health Service Act
114790: Mar 31, 1981
In fiscal year 1980, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spent about $375 million for family planning services and contraceptive supplies through several different programs. About $156 million of these funds went to about 5000 clinics serving about 3.8 million persons. From a study of 26 clinics, GAO concluded that family planning clinics can provide quality care more efficiently and...
Efforts To Reduce Infant Mortality and Improve Pregnancy Outcome
112674: Jun 30, 1980
GAO discussed the issues of infant mortality and improving pregnancy outcomes, focusing on federal efforts to reduce high-risk pregnancies. GAO noted that: (1) since 1950, the U.S. infant mortality rate has declined from 29.2 to 14.1 per 1,000 live births; (2) to reduce infant mortality, the federal government provides funds for hospital construction, health care training, research, and programs t...