Janet Elliott, Chron reports on the report that Strayhorn's office released yesterday:
I'm sure the Comptroller's office just finished this report this week. [/sarcasm]
The state's contract with a private company hired to administer children's health insurance and other state benefit programs should be canceled because of mismanagement, Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn said Wednesday.
"The contract with Accenture must be ended. This project has failed the state and the citizens it was designed to serve," Strayhorn said in a report to three lawmakers who asked her office to investigate the contract.
Accenture-run call centers that screen for eligibility in the Children's Health Insurance Program have been plagued by computer glitches and lost or backlogged applications, which has caused children to be wrongly denied coverage.
If we just decided to get rid of a government program every time there was "mismanagement," would we have any government at all?
That'd be one way to get rid of Carol Alvarado.
Hmmmm. You could be on to something!
i'm surprised you didn't mention Burka's take on the scandal... http://www.texasmonthly.com...
Posted by yet another rice alum @ 10/30/06 10:24 PM
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