A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) adds to the growing evidence that some states' failure to expand Medicaid is leaving low income adults with unmet health needs. Based on U.S. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, the report focuses on access to care for low-income adults in states that have and have not expanded access to Medicaid.
GAO Report Documents Achievements by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
GAO Report: HHS Needs Better Information to Assess Impact of Federal Programs on the Physician Workforce
In 2015, the federal government spent $14.5 billion to fund graduate medical education training for physicians. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was responsible for 90 percent of this spending. A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommends information that the agency can collect to aid in determining whether the programs are helping to ensure that enough doctors with specialties that people need will be in the places where our country needs them.
GAO Report on the Nation's Physician Workforce
GAO Report on Actions Needed to Address the Challenges of Responding to Zika Virus Disease Outbreaks
Knowledge about Zika virus epidemiology has increased in the past year, including information about Zika virus disease incidence and distribution of cases, and its associated adverse health outcomes, according to a report issued on May 23 by the Government Accountability Office. The report includes five recommendations for the Secretary of Health and Human Services related to Zika virus surveillance, diagnostic tests, and mosquito control programs.