Reports and Testimony:
OPA-96-1: Published: Oct 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1995.
- Full Report:
This is a compilation of the Reports and Testimony released in October, 1995. Highlights include: (1) Arizona Medicaid--Arizona, which, in 1982, became the first state to mandate managed care for Medicaid beneficiaries, has succeeded in containing health care costs while delivering a sound, accessible system of health care. Its success offers insights for the growing number of states implementing managed care for Medicaid programs. (Page 11); (2) Although the Census Bureau plans fundamental design changes for the decennial census in the year 2000 that could save $1 billion and yield more accurate results than the 1990 census, implementing them would require aggressive management and early decisions. (Page 11); and (3) Worker Protection--Companies that have violated federal labor laws continue to win billions of dollars in government contracts. In 1993, 80 firms violated the National Labor Relations Act and received more than $23 billion in contracts; of these, six firms that violated the law received $21 billion in contracts. (Page 4).