Medicaid (31 - 37 of 37 items)
Eligibility for Aid for Families With Dependent Children in Mahoning County, Ohio
HRD-77-107: Published: Jun 17, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
A review of the certain procedures and practices of the Mahoning County Welfare Department in approving and reviewing eligibility for Aid to Families of Dependent Children (AFDC) and Medicaid revealed that there had been AFDC overpayments and potential Medicaid overpayments.In about half of the cases in a sample of 17 cases, AFDC overpayments have resulted because unemployment compensation was not...
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...
What Can Be Done To Check the Growth of Federal Entitlement and Indexed Spending?
PAD-81-21: Published: Mar 3, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1981.
To assist Congress in its effort to find ways to reduce the budget, GAO offers seven basic approaches to controlling that portion of the budget consisting of entitlements and indexed spending. These approaches include: (1) eliminate a program altogether; (2) limit the indexing of program benefits; (3) tighten eligibility criteria to target available funds to the most needy; (4) reduce the level of...
New York State Public Assistance Cost-Sharing Policies: Implications for Federal Policy
PAD-81-11: Published: Dec 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1980.
The Federal Government divides public assistance costs with States according to the Medicaid formula, which grants aid in direct proportion to per capita income. New York State follows a policy of sharing public assistance costs with county governments on a 50-50 basis. The cost-sharing policies of New York were used as a case study of the impact that varying concentrations of welfare recipients h...
Public Assistance Benefits Vary Widely From State to State, but Generally Exceed the Poverty Line
HRD-81-6: Published: Nov 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1980.
GAO analyzed over 1,000 active Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) cases in 13 states to determine the collective benefits actually received by those families. GAO also analyzed, through hypothetical situations, the effect that working would have on benefits received from certain groups of public assistance programs. States control the amount of AFDC payments to welfare families, the st...
Followup on Recommendations Concerning Erroneous Aid to Families With Dependent Children Payments
HRD-78-87: Published: Mar 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1978.
A March 1977 followup indicated that some action was in progress, but none had been completed, and there were no results reported at that time. The following were reported in a November 1977 followup: HEW had not determined whether there are other States that have similar problems and, because of staffing problems and higher priority work, it had no plans to do so; HEW had reviewed Ohio's payment...
The Well-Being of Older People in Cleveland, Ohio
HRD-77-70: Published: Apr 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1977.
The overall well-being of older people in Cleveland, Ohio, was assessed in terms of their social and economic status, mental and physical health, and ability to do daily tasks. Information was gathered on the services offered by 23 federal programs and other services and factors which could affect the well-being of the individuals in the sample.Only one of every five of the more than 1,600 people...