Family Voices Indiana is a family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Potential changes to IBM's Indiana welfare project
from The Associated Press:
A top Indiana official says the state's privately run welfare project has so many problems that the state could begin taking steps to cancel its $1.16 billion contract this fall.
Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Anne Murphy says she asked lead vendor IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) to prepare a "corrective action plan" as part of a process that could result in canceling the 10-year deal if improvements don't occur by the end of September.
Murphy says the state wants IBM and its partners to succeed. IBM spokesman Jim Larkin says the company is working aggressively to make changes.
Lawmakers and clients say the project has led to lost documents, slow approvals and severed eligibility for Medicaid and food stamps.