State-administered programs (41 - 50 of 90 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: 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...
Child Welfare: Complex Needs Strain Capacity to Provide Services
HEHS-95-208: Published: Sep 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1995.
GAO reviewed the foster care system and related child welfare services, focusing on: (1) recent trends in the characteristics of the foster care population; (2) whether resources for foster care and child welfare services have kept pace with changing needs; and (3) how states are responding to current foster care and other service needs.GAO found that: (1) the sharp increase in the number of child...
Welfare Benefits: Potential to Recover Hundreds of Millions More in Overpayments
HEHS-95-111: Published: Jun 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' efforts to recover benefit overpayments in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Food Stamp, and Medicaid programs, focusing on: (1) overpayments collected from current and former welfare clients in 1992; (2) factors that help or hinder effective state recovery practices; and (3) how the federal government can help states reco...
Child Welfare: Opportunities to Further Enhance Family Preservation and Support Activities
HEHS-95-112: Published: Jun 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state efforts to implement the family preservation and support (FPS) provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993.GAO found that: (1) although reliance on foster care decreased in the early 1980s, the incidence of poverty, substance abuse, and child abuse and neglect began to rise by the mid-1980s; (2) states focused on s...
Foster Care: Health Needs of Many Young Children Are Unknown and Unmet
HEHS-95-114: Published: May 26, 1995. Publicly Released: May 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the health-related services needed and received by young children in foster care, focusing on: (1) the relationship between the receipt of health-related services and foster care placements with relatives versus placements with nonrelatives; and (2) how responsible agencies are ensuring that foster children are receiving needed healt...
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...
Medicaid: Restructuring Approaches Leave Many Questions
HEHS-95-103: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on various proposals for restructuring the Medicaid Program, focusing on the: (1) different restructuring approaches and their implications for federal-state financing and program administration; and (2) need to establish a reserve fund to offset state tax losses and increased enrollments.GAO found that: (1) using block grants to fund s...
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...