Disadvantaged persons (21 - 30 of 110 items)
Children's Health Insurance: SCHIP Enrollment and Expenditure Information
GAO-01-993R: Published: Jul 25, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2001.
Congress created the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in 1997 to reduce the number of uninsured poor children whose families incomes are too high to qualify for Medicaid. Congress appropriated $40 billion over 10 years (fiscal years 1998 through 2007) for SCHIP. Each state's SCHIP allotment is available as a federal match based on state expenditures. Although the SCHIP statute gen...
Mental Health: Community-Based Care Increases for People With Serious Mental Illness
GAO-01-224: Published: Dec 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 2000.
Between 1987 and 1997, the growth in mental health spending in the United States roughly paralleled the growth in overall health care spending. However, federal mental health spending grew at more than twice the rate of state and local spending. This led to the federal government's share surpassing that of state and local governments, while the share attributable to private sources declined slight...
Oral Health: Factors Contributing to Low Use of Dental Services by Low-Income Populations
HEHS-00-149: Published: Sep 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program's (SCHIP) efforts to make dental care more available to low-income people, focusing on: (1) factors that explain low dental service use by Medicaid and SCHIP beneficiaries; and (2) the role of other federal safety-net programs in improving access to dental care.GAO noted that: (1) while sev...
Medicaid and SCHIP: Comparisons of Outreach, Enrollment Practices, and Benefits
HEHS-00-86: Published: Apr 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Medicaid program and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), focusing on the differences between both programs with regard to outreach, application and eligibility determination, screening and enrollment, and benefits.GAO noted that: (1) across GAO's sample of 10 states, Medicaid and SCHIP programs are similar in terms of their outre...
Oral Health: Dental Disease Is a Chronic Problem Among Low-Income Populations
HEHS-00-72: Published: Apr 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) dental health status of Medicaid beneficiaries and other vulnerable populations; and (2) extent to which these groups have dental coverage and use dental services.GAO noted that: (1) dental disease is a chronic problem among many low-income and vulnerable populations; (2) GAO's analysis of the most recent national health sur...
Community Health Centers: Adapting to Changing Health Care Environment Key to Continued Success
HEHS-00-39: Published: Mar 10, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal community and migrant health centers (C/MHC), focusing on: (1) the current status of C/MHCs, the populations they serve, the types of services they provide, and their primary sources of revenue; (2) changes in Medicaid that have had an effect on C/MHCs; (3) how C/MHCs have responded to these and other changes in the health care environment;...
Health Care Access: Programs for Underserved Populations Could Be Improved
T-HEHS-00-81: Published: Mar 23, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the effectiveness of the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) two safety-net programs--the Community and Migrant Health Center program and the National Health Service Corps--to improve access to medically underserved populations.GAO noted that: (1) both the health centers and the Corps are important safety-net providers to the nat...
HIV/AIDS: Use of Ryan White CARE Act and Other Assistance Grant Funds
HEHS-00-54: Published: Mar 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on three federal human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) programs--the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990 (CARE Act), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) HIV/AIDS prevention grants, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Housing Opportunities...
Adults With Severe Disabilities: Federal and State Approaches for Personal Care and Other Services
HEHS-99-101: Published: May 14, 1999. Publicly Released: May 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on community-based, long-term care for severely disabled adults, focusing on: (1) the number and characteristics of adults with severe disabilities; (2) the federal assistance available to such individuals; (3) Medicaid coverage of personal care and related services; and (4) how a sample of selected states have implemented Medicaid poli...
Health Care Financing Administration: Medicaid Program--State Allotments for Payment of Medicare Part B Premiums for Qualifying Individuals for Federal Fiscal Year 1999
OGC-99-46: Published: May 12, 1999. Publicly Released: May 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) new rule on Medicaid Program's state allotments for payment of Medicare Part B premiums for qualifying individuals for fiscal year (FY) 1999. GAO noted that: (1) the Social Security Act provides for the Medicaid program to pay all or part of the Medicare Part B premiums for beneficiaries belonging...