Aging Issues

Related GAO Reports and Activities in Fiscal Year 1996 Gao ID: HEHS-97-41 December 31, 1996

This publication provides a compilation of GAO's fiscal year 1996 products and ongoing work on older Americans. Because the elderly are one of the fastest-growing segments of American society today, Congress faces a host of issues--from health care to social security--in which the federal government will play an important role. The publication is divided into three sections, which contain summaries of different types of GAO products on older Americans: reports and correspondence, testimony before Congress, and ongoing work. Overall, health, income security, and veterans issues were the areas most frequently addressed by GAO's work on older Americans.

GAO work during FY 1996 covered many issues, including: (1) federal government employment activities, health care, housing, income security, and veterans' issues; and (2) reports directed primarily at older Americans or affecting older Americans as one of several target groups and testimonies on issues related to older Americans.

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