State-administered programs (51 - 60 of 120 items)
Older Americans Act Funding Formula
HEHS-96-137R: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how proposed changes to the funding formula for title III of the Older Americans Act would affect equity in state funding and per-person-in-need income. GAO found that: (1) the proposed formula changes would improve funding equity and target more aid to the elderly in the oldest age groups and low-income states; (2) the formula chang...
SSA Initiatives to Identify Coaching
HEHS-96-96R: Published: Mar 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on two Social Security Administration (SSA) initiatives to identify and process reports of parents coaching their children to fake mental impairments to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. GAO found that: (1) SSA asked state disability determination services to identify cases of suspected or alleged coaching; (2) SS...
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...
Welfare to Work: Approaches That Help Teenage Mothers Complete High School
HEHS/PEMD-95-202: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on local programs that help teenage mothers complete their secondary education as a step toward self-sufficiency.GAO found that: (1) communities have responded to the growth of unwed teenage mothers by creating programs to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency by completing their secondary education; (2) three of the five programs...
Welfare to Work: Child Care Assistance Limited; Welfare Reform May Expand Needs
HEHS-95-220: Published: Sep 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1995.
GAO examined the extent to which the child care needs of welfare recipients in the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) program are currently being met, focusing on: (1) whether any barriers exist to meeting JOBS participants' child care needs; (2) the effects of child care subsidies on former welfare recipients' move toward self- sufficiency; and (3) the potential implications of we...
Welfare to Work: Most AFDC Training Programs Not Emphasizing Job Placement
HEHS-95-113: Published: May 19, 1995. Publicly Released: May 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on employment-focused welfare-to-work programs, focusing on: (1) the extent to which county and local Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) programs focus on employment; and (2) factors that hinder administrators' efforts to move Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients into jobs.GAO found that: (1) some we...
Medicaid Managed Care: More Competition and Oversight Would Improve California's Expansion Plan
HEHS-95-87: Published: Apr 28, 1995. Publicly Released: May 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed California's Medicaid managed care program, focusing on: (1) state oversight of managed care contractors; (2) state plans for expansion; and (3) key issues in implementing the expanded program.GAO found that: (1) California plans a major expansion of its Medi-Cal managed care program in selected counties; (2) by the end of 1996, the number of enrol...
Welfare to Work: Participants' Characteristics and Services Provided in JOBS
HEHS-95-93: Published: May 2, 1995. Publicly Released: May 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program (JOBS), focusing on: (1) who is being served by JOBS; (2) the services JOBS participants receive and the extent to which their needs are being met; and (3) the implications of serving participants in a time-limited benefit system.GAO found that: (1) most adult Aid to Families with Dependent Children (A...
Medicaid: Spending Pressures Drive States Toward Program Reinvention
HEHS-95-122: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state Medicaid spending trends, focusing on: (1) states' efforts to contain Medicaid costs and expand coverage through waivers of certain federal requirements; and (2) the potential impact of these waivers on federal spending and on Medicaid's overall program structure.GAO found that: (1) Medicaid accounts for about 6 percent of all fed...
Food Assistance Programs
RCED-95-115R: Published: Feb 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) domestic food and nutrition assistance programs, focusing on those programs that target benefits to women, children, infants, the elderly, and the needy. GAO noted that: (1) USDA food assistance programs constitute about 60 percent of the USDA budget and the Food Stamp Program accounts for more than one-half o...