Medicaid (51 - 60 of 90 items)
Low-Income Families: Comparison of Incomes of AFDC and Working Poor Families
T-HEHS-95-63: Published: Jan 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1995.
GAO discussed its comparison of incomes and poverty status of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and working-poor female-headed families. GAO noted that: (1) the incomes of AFDC families who also receive other benefits are similar to the incomes of working-poor families who earn close to the minimum wage; (2) AFDC benefits vary widely among the states and generally increase with family...
Long-Term Care Reform: States' Views on Key Elements of Well-Designed Programs for the Elderly
HEHS-94-227: Published: Sep 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained state agencies' views on how best to design and administer public programs to provide home- and community-based long-term care services for the elderly.GAO found that: (1) state agencies generally agree on the key components of well-designed long-term care programs; (2) although state agencies agree that elderly persons' ability to perform daily fu...
Long-Term Care Reform: Program Eligibility, States' Service Capacity, and Federal Role in Reform Need More Consideration
T-HEHS-94-144: Published: Apr 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed long-term health care reform, focusing on: (1) eligibility determinations; (2) service capacity; and (3) the federal role in implementing long-term care reform. GAO noted that: (1) long-term health care reform is needed because of changing demography, rising costs, and dissatisfaction with current services; (2) the principles of long-term care ref...
Long-Term Care: The Need for Geriatric Assessment in Publicly Funded Home and Community-Based Programs
T-PEMD-94-20: Published: Apr 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed geriatric assessments for federally-funded home and community-based long-term care, focusing on: (1) its definition; (2) the extent of its use in public programs; (3) the qualification requirements for geriatric assessment administrators; and (4) the benefits of standardizing the evaluation process. GAO noted that: (1) geriatric assessment is the...
Automated Welfare Systems: Historical Costs and Projections
AIMD-94-52FS: Published: Feb 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent that states are developing and implementing automated information systems for federally supported welfare programs, focusing on the numbers, types, status, and costs of such automated systems.GAO found that: (1) 52 of 54 U.S. states and territories operate multiple automated systems to provide welfare program support, although some state...
Older Americans Act: The National Eldercare Campaign
PEMD-94-7: Published: Feb 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Administration on Aging's (AoA) National Eldercare Campaign, focusing on: (1) AoA progress in implementing the Campaign; and (2) how the Campaign has affected the Aging Network.GAO found that: (1) the National Eldercare Campaign's goals are to build coalitions among eldercare organizations to foster a nationwide commitment to action, raise publ...
Breastfeeding: WIC's Efforts to Promote Breastfeeding Have Increased
HRD-94-13: Published: Dec 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent that the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) promotes breastfeeding, focusing on: (1) how promotional funds for breastfeeding are spent and what WIC is doing to promote breastfeeding; (2) whether breastfeeding promotion is an integral part of local WIC services; (3)...
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...
Foster Care: Services to Prevent Out-of-Home Placements Are Limited by Funding Barriers
HRD-93-76: Published: Jun 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed foster care and family preservation services, focusing on the: (1) statutory and funding barriers states face in delivering appropriate services; (2) strategies states use to cope with those barriers; and (3) conditions under which foster care and family preservation services are most appropriate or successful.GAO found that: (1) various funding ba...
Welfare to Work: States Move Unevenly to Serve Teen Parents in JOBS
HRD-93-74: Published: Jul 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Training Program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which states have enrolled young mothers receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in JOBS and helped them to complete their secondary education; (2) the approaches states have used to serve teen parents in JOBS; and (3) barriers to teen pa...