Federal Prisons: Responses to Questions Related to Containing Health Care Costs for an Increasing Inmate Population Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Federal Prisons: Responses to Questions Related to Containing Health Care Costs for an Increasing Inmate Population

Creator

  • Author: United States. General Accounting Office.
    Creator Type: Organization

Publisher

  • Name: United States. General Accounting Office.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2000-06-14

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to congressional questions on its April 6, 2000, testimony on the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) efforts to contain the costs of providing health care to inmates, focusing on whether: (1) requiring a copayment would reduce the number of prisoners seeking medical care in order to get out of work or other duties; (2) recent BOP initiatives have helped reduce staff costs; (3) it would be more cost-effective for BOP to have an intermediate care medical facility for inmates needing long-term care; and (4) the Federal Prisoner Health Care Copayment Act of 1999 would significantly contribute to reducing health care costs."

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Government accountability -- United States.
  • Keyword: health care
  • Keyword: justice and law enforcement
  • Keyword: federal prisons
  • Keyword: correspondence

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States

Collection

  • Name: Government Accountability Office Reports
    Code: GAORT

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Rights

  • Rights License: pd

Resource Type

  • Text

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Report No.: GGD-00-160R
  • Accession or Local Control No: 90288
  • URL: http://gao.gov/products/GGD-00-160R
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc298486