Medicaid (11 - 20 of 31 items)
Homelessness: Improving Program Coordination and Client Access to Programs
GAO-02-485T: Published: Mar 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2002.
Many people are homeless for only a short time and get back on their feet with minimal assistance, but others are chronically homeless and need intensive and ongoing assistance. Fifty federal programs exist to help the homeless with housing. Sixteen of these are targeted exclusively to the homeless, and the others are mainstream programs. Targeted programs were funded at $1.7 billion in fiscal yea...
Food Assistance: WIC Faces Challenges in Providing Nutrition Services
GAO-02-142: Published: Dec 4, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 2001.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) serves almost half of all infants and about one-quarter of all children between one and four years of age in the United States. The WIC program faces the following challenges: (1) coordinating its nutrition services with health and welfare programs undergoing considerable change, (2) responding to health and demograp...
Welfare Reform: Data Available to Assess TANF's Progress
GAO-01-298: Published: Feb 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 2001.
GAO commented on the federal government's ability to assess the goals of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program using national, state, and local data. These data address the goals to differing degrees. National data, which includes data collected in national surveys and information that all states report to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), include extensive i...
Children's Programs: A Comparative Evaluation Framework and Five Illustrations
PEMD-88-28BR: Published: Aug 31, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO developed a framework of general criteria for ensuring comprehensive review of federal programs' operations and effectiveness and applied it to five federal programs.The GAO framework: (1) consists of a program description component and a set of 10 general evaluation criteria; (2) assesses the need for a program, its implementation, and its effect; (3) d...
Welfare Reform: Projected Effects of Requiring AFDC for Unemployed Parents Nationwide
HRD-88-88BR: Published: May 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) available estimates of the cost of requiring states to adopt the optional Aid to Families with Dependent Children for Unemployed Parents Program (AFDC-UP); and (2) research on the effects of AFDC-UP on families.GAO found that: (1) it could not determine the reliability of the cost estimates it reviewed because they used different assumption...
Welfare: Summary of Administrative Problems Discussed in Past GAO Reports
HRD-88-29BR: Published: Nov 27, 1987. Publicly Released: May 31, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) summarized the administrative problems it discussed in past reports on public assistance programs; and (2) provided questions for Congress to consider concerning welfare reform proposals.GAO found that the problems included: (1) overlapping of legislative and oversight responsibilities and a lack of consistency in terminology and definitions between...
Noncash Benefits: Methodological Review of Experimental Valuation Methods Indicates Many Problems Remain
PEMD-87-23: Published: Sep 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) developed a general approach for assessing future proposed methods to change poverty indicators; and (2) applied its approach to one method the Census Bureau used to place cash value on noncash benefits.The GAO assessment approach: (1) identified specific concerns within each method; (2) examined these concerns using indicators, such as changes in t...
Current AFDC Work Programs and Implications for Federal Policy
T-HRD-87-9: Published: Feb 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1987.
GAO discussed work programs for Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC) beneficiaries. GAO noted that: (1) its audit work focused on state-administered work incentive programs; (2) AFDC work programs served only about 22 percent of AFDC recipients in 1985; (3) an unknown proportion of work incentive participants received no services other than orientation or assessment; (4) current...
Immigration: An Issue Analysis of an Emerging Problem
087804: Sep 1, 1985
No summary is currently available...
An Evaluation of the 1981 AFDC Changes: Final Report
PEMD-85-4: Published: Jul 2, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated changes that the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 made to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program to: (1) estimate the effect of the changes on the national AFDC case load and outlays; (2) determine whether the changes in the treatment of earned income influenced the work effort of either the cases that the act removed...