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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.
Texas canceled a similar project in 2007.

Town hall meetings about health care reform in Indiana

Senator Bayh is hosting town halls about health reform in Indiana. We hope members of FV can attend these meetings and share their experiences and concerns.Bayh is attending community events around the state to listen to your stories, and hear your thoughts about how to fix our broken health care system:New Carlisle, Indiana -- Friday, July 10th 1:30 - 3:30 PM: New Carlisle Town Hall, 124 East Michigan St, 46552Kokomo, Indiana --Tuesday, July 21st 9:45 - 11:45 AM ET: Kokomo Town Hall, Kokomo Chamber of Commerce, 325 North Main St, 46901 Tipton, Indiana -- Tuesday, July 21st 12:15 - 2:15 PM ET: Tipton Town Hall, Tipton Public Library, 127 East Madison St, 46072Wabash, Indiana -- Tuesday, July 21st 3:15-5:15 PM ET: Wabash Town Hall, Wabash Chamber of Commerce, 210 S. Wabash St., 46992Rochester, Indiana -- Thursday, July 23rd 10:00 AM-Noon ET: Rochester Town Hall, Rochester City Hall, 320 Main St, 46975Logansport, Indiana -- Thursday, July 23rd 12:45-2:45 PM: Logansport Town Hall, Loga…