An effort to shift some foster care costs to the federal government would throw up more red tape and make it harder for caretakers and providers to get services for troubled children, a coalition of child care agencies said Friday.
The secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration said error rates are down and the percentage of new applications for food stamps, Medicaid and other benefits on backlog has fallen by 83 percent in two two regions.
Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Anne Murphy and acting Insurance Commissioner Stephen Robertson have sent
Gov. Mitch Daniels a letter that now estimates the overhaul will cost Indiana $235 million more than the previous estimate
The state is suing IBM for more than $1.3 billion, claiming the company breached one of the biggest outsourcing deals in state
history. IBM wants Indiana to pay $52.8 million it says it’s owed in deferred payments and equipment costs.
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration attorneys do not believe federal law was broken when officials balanced
payments against a state-run supplemental aid program.
Indiana is trying to shift hundreds of foster children with medical, emotional or behavioral problems into cheaper care for
children without special needs, a move that cuts payments to families who care for the state's most challenged children.
Indiana human services chief Anne Murphy is expected to reveal more details on how the state will handle welfare intake after
its contract with IBM Corp. runs out.