Friday, September 04, 2009

GAO Reports This Week

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is often called the investigative arm of Congress. This week GAO investigated home mortgages, disaster recovery, Medicare, and other issues. If you would like to know more about the GAO, check out the library's guide.


1. Home Mortgage Interest Deduction: Despite Challenges Presented by Complex Tax Rules, IRS Could Enhance Enforcement and Guidance. GAO-09-769, July 29.
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2. Disaster Recovery: Experiences from Past Disasters Offer Insights for Effective Collaboration after Catastrophic Events. GAO-09-811, July 31.
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3. Border Patrol: Checkpoints Contribute to Border Patrol's Mission, but More Consistent Data Collection and Performance Measurement Could Improve Effectiveness. GAO-09-824, August 31.
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4. Medicare Physician Payments: Fees Could Better Reflect Efficiencies Achieved When Services Are Provided Together. GAO-09-647, July 31.
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Private Health Insurance: Research on Competition in the Insurance Industry. GAO-09-864R, July 31.

Reissued Product

Private Pensions: Alternative Approaches Could Address Retirement Risks Faced by Workers but Pose Trade-offs. GAO-09-642, July 24. [Reissued to correct table 12 on page 53.]
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