State-administered programs (21 - 30 of 48 items)
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: 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...
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...
Child Care: Narrow Subsidy Programs Create Problems for Mothers Trying to Work
T-HEHS-95-69: Published: Jan 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1995.
GAO discussed federal child care subsidies for low-income families, focusing on: (1) how current federal programs create service gaps for low-income mothers trying to work; and (2) issues pertaining to the consolidation of programs as a means of closing the gaps. GAO noted that: (1) the fragmented nature of child care subsidy programs creates service gaps that constrain low-income mothers' ability...
Welfare to Work: Current AFDC Program Not Sufficiently Focused on Employment
HEHS-95-28: Published: Dec 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the progress the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program has made in: (1) serving a larger portion of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients; and (2) ensuring that JOBS participants obtain employment and leave AFDC.GAO found that: (1) about 11 percent of AFDC recipients participate in JOBS, and this perce...
Child Care: Working Poor and Welfare Recipients Face Service Gaps
HEHS-94-87: Published: May 13, 1994. Publicly Released: May 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' implementation of the Child Care Development Block Grant, focusing on: (1) how states are integrating the child care block grant program with the three other federal child care programs for low-income families; and (2) gaps in the delivery of child care services to low-income families that could impede their achieving economic self-sufficie...
Benefits for Illegal Aliens: Some Program Costs Increasing, But Total Costs Unknown
T-HRD-93-33: Published: Sep 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1993.
GAO discussed the fiscal impact of providing public benefits to illegal aliens, focusing on: (1) illegal aliens' eligibility for various programs; (2) the reasons for the lack of program cost data; and (3) national and state cost estimates. GAO noted that: (1) illegal aliens and their U.S. children are eligible to receive emergency Medicaid services, primary and secondary education, school nutriti...
Unemployment Insurance: Program's Ability to Meet Objectives Jeopardized
HRD-93-107: Published: Sep 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, focusing on the: (1) factors contributing to the decline in UI beneficiaries; and (2) effect of this decline on the program's ability to meet its objectives.GAO found that: (1) the deteriorating financial solvency of state trust funds has led to changes in state laws affecting eligibility and compensation le...
Foster Care: State Agencies Other Than Child Welfare Can Access Title IV-E Funds
HRD-93-6: Published: Feb 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) whether federal statutes permit federal reimbursement for foster care placements by state juvenile justice and mental health agencies; (2) which states are claiming reimbursement for juvenile justice and mental health agency placements and the amounts claimed during 1991; and (3) what barriers states encounter in trying to claim reimbursemen...
Food Stamp Program: Alternative Definitions of a Household for Food Stamp Eligibility
RCED-90-137: Published: Aug 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) how the household definition evolved into its current form; (2) whether the current household definition contributes to homelessness; and (3) alternative household definitions for food stamp eligibility.GAO found that: (1) in 1971, a food stamp household was defined based on household members...