Medicaid (101 - 110 of 253 items)
SSA Disability: Program Redesign Necessary to Encourage Return to Work
HEHS-96-62: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: May 23, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, focusing on program weaknesses that impede the Social Security Administration (SSA) from identifying and expanding beneficiaries' return-to-work capabilities.GAO found that: (1) between 1985 and 1994, the combined DI and SSI beneficiary pop...
Supplemental Security Income: Noncitizen Caseload Continues to Grow
T-HEHS-96-149: Published: May 23, 1996. Publicly Released: May 23, 1996.
GAO discussed the rapid increase in the number of noncitizens receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. GAO noted that: (1) between 1986 and 1994, the percentage of noncitizen SSI recipients grew from 6 percent to 12 percent; (2) program outreach and eligibility expansion, limited eligibility review, and limited employment assistance for the disabled have contributed to the growth of...
Supplemental Security Income: Some Recipients Transfer Valuable Resources to Qualify for Benefits
HEHS-96-79: Published: Apr 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on: (1) the number of SSI recipients reporting resource transfers; (2) the kind and worth of resources being transferred; and (3) the possible savings resulting from a reinstatement of the SSI transfer-of-resources restriction.GAO found that: (1) while the number of SSI recipients reporting r...
Aging Issues: Related GAO Reports and Activities in Fiscal Year 1995
HEHS-96-82: Published: Mar 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a listing of its fiscal year (FY) 1995 products and ongoing work regarding older Americans.GAO work during FY 1995 covered: (1) such issues as federal government employment activities, health care, housing, income security, and veterans' affairs; and (2) reports directed primarily at older Americans or affecting older Americans as one of several ta...
PASS Program: SSA Work Incentive for Disabled Beneficiaries Poorly Managed
HEHS-96-51: Published: Feb 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) Program, focusing on: (1) SSA management of the program and its impact on employment of the disabled; and (2) the program's vulnerability to abuse.GAO found that: (1) SSA has poorly implemented and managed the PASS program and has not given its field office staff ad...
Food Stamp Program: Achieving Cost Neutrality in Minnesota's Family Investment Program
RCED-96-54: Published: Feb 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1996.
GAO examined the methodologies that Minnesota used for estimating the costs that would have been incurred if it had not implemented the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), focusing on whether: (1) Minnesota implemented the agreed-upon methodologies; (2) Minnesota reasonably estimated fiscal year (FY) 1994 Food Stamp Program costs; and (3) the Department of Agriculture (USDA) paid Minnesota...
Supplemental Security Income: Noncitizens Have Been a Major Source of Caseload Growth
T-HEHS-96-88: Published: Feb 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the rapid growth in the number of noncitizen receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. GAO noted that: (1) noncitizens are the fastest growing segment of SSI beneficiaries, with an average annual growth rate of 15 percent since 1986; (2) noncitizens represent about one-third of aged SSI recipients and about 5.5 percent of disabled SSI...
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...