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Home Health Care Advocates Say State Pushing Elderly into Nursing Homes

A group of home health care advocates is calling on Indiana state government not to go ahead with plans to cut fifteen percent of funding for programs they say help keep Hoosiers out of nursing homes.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.  Hear the Story

Daniels Cancels FSSA Privatization Deal

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has canceled the state’s one point three billion contract with a group of IBM companies to privatize some of the state’s welfare services. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

Group Wants Big Changes for FSSA Private Contract

A group of advocates for senior citizens and the disabled say they want the state to end its contract with an IBM consortium to privatize portions of the welfare system. The Indiana Home Care Task Force asserts the one point three billion dollar deal has been a failure, and needs to be replaced with a state employees handling social services eligibility in person. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

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Budget Committee Plans FSSA/IBM Contract Review

The Indiana State Budget Committee is planning to review how well the IBM Corporation is doing with a plan to fix problems with Indiana’s privatized welfare system. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

Group Want Legislature to Act Against FSSA Privatization Rollout

A group called the Indiana Home Care Task Force is calling on the legislature to pass a bill this session that would delay the rollout of Medicaid and food stamp modernization planned in a contract between the Family and Social Services Agency and a subsidiary of IBM. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

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Bills Would Suspend FSSA Privatization Rollout

Republican State Representative Suzanne Crouch and Republican State Senator Vaneta Becker, both of Evansville, have introduced legislation to suspend the rollout of Family and Social Services Administration privatization efforts. Crouch says the bills require FSSA to wait before finishing rollout of the web and phone based benefits system run by I-B-M owned companies until current problems can be fixed.

“Many of my constituents have experienced problems where paperwork was lost, where they have to continue to send paperwork, where when they call in they have to wait 45 minutes to an hour and a lot of these individuals have prepaid phone cards. And then when they get a hold of someone, they can’t get there questions answered and they get transferred around.”

Crouch says the bill would require FSSA to provide a report to the Medicaid Oversight Committee detailing progress on constituent complaints before proceeding with statewide rollout of the benefits automation system. Crouch says no hearings have been scheduled, but Public Health Committee Chair Representative Charlie Brown of Gary says he will hear her bill in the House.

FSSA Won’t Change Deadline For Food Stamp Applications

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Mitch Roob says his agency has decided not to move forward on a rule that would have given food stamp recipients fewer days to submit all of their application paperwork.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.