Medicaid (81 - 90 of 90 items)
Food Stamp Program: Refinements Needed To Improve Accuracy of Quality Control Error Rates
RCED-86-195: Published: Sep 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1986.
GAO discussed the reliability of the Food Stamp Program's error rates, which served as the basis for sanctions that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) assessed against states for excessive errors they made in determining fiscal year 1984 program eligibility and benefit levels.GAO found that: (1) in the three states it evaluated, the federal and state quality control reviews (QCR) were generally...
S. 2756, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1986
130997: Sep 16, 1986
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) discussed the state income and eligibility verification systems the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 (DEFRA) mandated; and (2) commented on S. 2756, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1986. GAO found that most states: (1) will postpone system development for periods of 9 months or longer while they divert resources to make reprogrammin...
Female-Headed Families in Poverty
127351: Jul 9, 1985
GAO discussed the poverty status of women and children, especially those living in families headed by single women. GAO found that: (1) the number of female-headed families in poverty was substantial and increasing; (2) female-headed families accounted for over one-third of all people in poverty; (3) marital breakups and out-of-wedlock births were prime causes of the increase in female-headed fami...
Information on Programs Involved in the President's Swap Proposal
CED-82-71: Published: Apr 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided statistical information on the Food Stamp, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), and Medicaid Programs which described: program growth by State, differences in benefit levels among the States, degree of correlation between program growth and unemployment, administrative structure of each program, the extent to which recipients of the F...
General Accounting Office Reviews of the Food Stamp Program
117948: Mar 24, 1982
Quality control data for the 6 months ended March 1981 showed that 10.6 percent of food stamp program benefits were overissuances and 2.6 percent were underissuances. The majority of the overissuances and underissuances of food stamps stemmed from errors in determining correct income, assets, and household size. In most cases, the underlying cause was incorrect data provided by clients or their fa...
Analysis of GAO Reports To Determine Federal Approaches Most Conducive to State Consistency in Delivering Services and Monitoring Results
HRD-81-76: Published: Apr 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1981.
GAO was asked to examine recent GAO reports which discuss State administration and monitoring of selected federally funded programs to determine Federal approaches most conductive to State consistency in delivering services and monitoring the results. GAO was asked to emphasize cases where programs have been consistently administered and monitored by States.Twelve GAO reports were examined concern...
Efforts To Reduce Infant Mortality and Improve Pregnancy Outcome
112674: Jun 30, 1980
GAO discussed the issues of infant mortality and improving pregnancy outcomes, focusing on federal efforts to reduce high-risk pregnancies. GAO noted that: (1) since 1950, the U.S. infant mortality rate has declined from 29.2 to 14.1 per 1,000 live births; (2) to reduce infant mortality, the federal government provides funds for hospital construction, health care training, research, and programs t...
State Programs for Delivering Title XX Social Services to Supplemental Security Income Beneficiaries Can Be Improved
HRD-79-59: Published: Apr 11, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1979.
Seven states were reviewed to determine how states are using programs funded under the Social Security Act to provide social services to Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries. The assessment showed that elderly Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries had unmet needs for social services.According to state and local officials in some of the seven states, one of the reasons for unmet needs wa...
Impact of Illegal Aliens on Public Assistance Programs: Too Little Is Known
GGD-78-20: Published: Dec 1, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1977.
Existing information is inadequate to reasonably estimate the extent or cost of illegal aliens receiving public assistance under Federal, State, and local government programs. Whether the payments illegal aliens contribute to the welfare system by paying taxes are sufficient to offset the benefits received is also unknown. However, public assistance programs do not appear to provide significant in...