Medicaid (51 - 60 of 80 items)
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...
Supplemental Security Income: Recipient Population Has Changed as Caseloads Have Burgeoned
T-HEHS-95-120: Published: Mar 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on: (1) factors contributing to caseload growth; (2) how the characteristics of SSI recipients have changed; and (3) ways to improve SSI. GAO noted that: (1) the major factors contributing to program growth include eligibility expansions, outreach, limited emphasis on return to work, and imm...
Social Security: New Functional Assessments for Children Raise Eligibility Questions
HEHS-95-66: Published: Mar 10, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effects of the judicially mandated individualized functional assessment (IFA) process on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, focusing on: (1) allegations that parents may be coaching their children to fake mental impairments to qualify under the lower eligibility standards created by IFA; and (2) how IFA affects the children's eligibil...
Welfare Reform: Implications of Proposals on Legal Immigrants' Benefits
HEHS-95-58: Published: Feb 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of proposed welfare reform legislation on legal immigrant welfare recipients, focusing on: (1) legal immigrants' and citizens' use of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs; (2) the numbers of legal immigrants receiving SSI or AFDC benefits; (3) the immigrant recipients that cou...
Supplemental Security Income: Recent Growth in the Rolls Raises Fundamental Program Concerns
T-HEHS-95-67: Published: Jan 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1995.
GAO discussed growth in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program and changes in the characteristics of SSI recipients. GAO noted that: (1) since 1986, the number of disabled SSI recipients under age 65 has increased an average of over 8 percent annually, adding nearly 2 million younger recipients to the rolls, while the number of aged and blind recipients has remained constant; (2) the incre...
Aging Issues: Related GAO Reports and Activities in Fiscal Year 1994
HEHS-95-44: Published: Dec 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a compilation of its fiscal year (FY) 1994 products and ongoing work regarding older Americans.GAO noted that: (1) its work during FY 1994 covered a range of issues including federal government activities in employment, health care, housing, income security, and veterans' affairs; (2) some of its work during FY 1994 included reports on policies and...
Long-Term Care: Support For Elder Care Could Benefit the Government Workplace and the Elderly
HEHS-94-64: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal elder care program assistance, focusing on: (1) planned changes for federal elder care assistance; and (2) the potential for further caregiver support.GAO found that: (1) most disabled elderly people receive informal care from family members and friends, primarily women; (2) 12 percent of the federal work force have some elder care responsi...
Health, Education, Employment, and Income Security Reports
HEHS-94-117W: Published: Mar 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1994.
GAO presented a listing and selected summaries of reports and testimonies published during the last 2 years, focusing on: (1) health financing and access; (2) managed and long-term care; (3) public health and education; (4) employment and training; and (5) income security...
Social Security: Disability Benefits for Drug Addicts and Alcoholics Are Out of Control
T-HEHS-94-101: Published: Feb 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) payment of disability benefits to drug addicts and alcoholics. GAO noted that: (1) the number of addicts receiving disability benefits has substantially increased at an annual cost of about $1.4 billion; (2) SSA does not adequately monitor addicts receiving disability benefits and does not know the treatm...
Long-Term Care: Private Sector Elder Care Could Yield Multiple Benefits
HEHS-94-60: Published: Jan 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on private sector employees who provide elder care assistance, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the private sector assists its employees who care for the elderly; (2) whether the private sector is planning to change its elderly assistance practices; and (3) whether the private sector expects to increase its assistance to further sup...