Disadvantaged persons (81 - 90 of 110 items)
Long-Term Care Insurance: Better Controls Needed to Protect Consumers
T-HRD-92-31: Published: May 20, 1992. Publicly Released: May 20, 1992.
GAO discussed long-term care insurance policies and the standards developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that govern them. GAO noted that: (1) consumers purchasing long-term care insurance are still vulnerable to considerable risks, because many states have not adopted minimum NAIC regulatory standards and some NAIC standards fail to sufficiently address long-term...
Long-Term Care Insurance: Better Controls Needed in Sales to People With Limited Financial Resources
HRD-92-66: Published: Mar 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information: (1) health and financial factors that limit long-term care insurance purchases; (2) insurance company policies regarding the sale of long-term care insurance to low-income people; and (3) the extent to which insurance companies train and monitor their agents to comply with such policies.GAO found that: (1) 23 percent of persons age 65...
Summary Information on Farmworkers
HRD-92-30R: Published: Apr 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized its recent reports and testimonies related to migrant and seasonal farmworkers. GAO noted that: (1) federal programs that serve the general population or workers in general do not provide assistance to many farmworkers; (2) due to limited funds, federal programs that primarily serve farmworkers can not provide assistance to all eligible farmworke...
Hispanic Access to Health Care: Significant Gaps Exist
PEMD-92-6: Published: Jan 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Hispanic access to health care.GAO found that: (1) in 1989, 33 percent of all U.S. Hispanics and 37 percent of Mexican-Americans were without health insurance, primarily because they worked in jobs that did not provide private health insurance or sufficient income for the worker to afford insurance; (2) 8 out of 10 uninsured Hispanic...
Hispanic Access To Health Care: Significant Gaps Exist
T-PEMD-91-13: Published: Sep 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1991.
GAO discussed Hispanic health in the United States, focusing on: (1) why a higher percentage of Hispanics than non-Hispanics lack health insurance; (2) why various Hispanic subgroups have differing health insurance coverage rates; (3) the extent to which Medicaid and Medicare serve the Hispanic population; and (4) the data sources available on the health status of Hispanics in the United States. G...
Medicaid Expansions: Coverage Improves but State Fiscal Problems Jeopardize Continued Progress
HRD-91-78: Published: Jun 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects of legislation between 1984 and 1989 that expanded Medicaid eligibility and improved services, focusing on: (1) how these modifications affected low-income pregnant women and children; (2) the extent to which states implemented Medicaid expansions; and (3) whether these expansions contributed to state fiscal problems.GAO found that: (1)...
Nonprofit Hospitals: Better Standards Needed for Tax Exemption
T-HRD-91-43: Published: Jul 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1991.
GAO discussed nonprofit hospitals' provision of charitable services to the indigent population of their communities. GAO found that: (1) the link between nonprofit hospitals' tax-exempt status and their provision of charitable activities for the poor or underserved is weak; (2) poor people without public or private health insurance gain access to nonemergency hospital services only if the hospital...
Medicaid: Alternatives for Improving the Distribution of Funds
HRD-91-66FS: Published: May 20, 1991. Publicly Released: May 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed alternatives designed to improve the equitable distribution of Medicaid funds among the states.GAO found that: (1) federal and state Medicaid spending totalled about $71 billion for fiscal year (FY) 1990; (2) one alternative reduced the statutorily guaranteed state minimum reimbursement rate from 50 to 40 percent and considered a state's ability to...
Prenatal Care: Early Success in Enrolling Women Made Eligible by Medicaid Expansions
PEMD-91-10: Published: Feb 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the participation of newly eligible pregnant women in the expanded Medicaid program and states' efforts to provide larger numbers of pregnant women with prenatal care and other maternal health services.GAO found that: (1) in 1986 and 1987, Congress enacted several changes to Medicaid to broaden eligibility for uninsured pregnant wome...
Medicaid Formula: Fairness Could Be Improved
T-HRD-91-5: Published: Dec 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1990.
GAO discussed the formula used to share the cost of Medicaid between the federal and state governments. GAO noted that: (1) the current distribution formula to determine the federal share of Medicaid costs used per-capita income; (2) per-capita income did not reflect all of the income that states were potentially able to tax; (3) per-capita income understated the revenue-raising capacity of states...