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Texas Medicaid vendor Deloitte subject of federal complaint

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by By Rachana Pradhan and Samantha Liss, KFF , The – 2024-06-27 05:00:00

SUMMARY: Deloitte, a global consultancy earning billions in government contracts, is accused of widespread errors in Medicaid eligibility systems. Despite promoting itself as an industry leader, Deloitte's systems have issued incorrect notices, misrouted paperwork, and experienced significant downtime, impacting beneficiaries. Twenty-five states use Deloitte systems covering 53 million enrollees, but issues often require lengthy fixes. States like Tennessee, Kentucky, and Colorado reported various system failures, leading to lawsuits and severe health consequences for recipients. Documents reveal significant defects and manual errors. Deloitte maintains that operational decisions lie with state agencies, while advocates and union workers highlight the system's inefficiencies and errors.

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Trouble in Tennessee

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DiJuana Davis is one of the plaintiffs in a Tennessee class-action lawsuit contesting the state's Medicaid eligibility process. She and her children lost their Medicaid coverage in 2019 after Tennessee launched a Deloitte-built eligibility system. (William DeShazer for KFF Health News)

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DiJuana Davis shows a photo of her youngest son, Vrai Davis-Smith. Davis is a plaintiff in a Tennessee class-action lawsuit contesting the state's Medicaid eligibility process. She and her children lost their coverage in 2019 after Tennessee launched a Deloitte-built eligibility system. (William DeShazer for KFF Health News)

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A Backlog of 50,000 Cases

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A general view of the Deloitte Australia building in Parramatta, Sydney, Thursday on Aug. 10, 2023.

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‘Heated' Negotiations

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DiJuana Davis, with daughter Treasure Woodard, at home in Nashville. Davis is a plaintiff in a Tennessee class-action lawsuit contesting the state's Medicaid eligibility process. She and her children lost their coverage in 2019 after Tennessee launched a Deloitte-built eligibility system.

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Race to replace Sheila Jackson Lee underway

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by By Isaac Yu and Renzo Downey, The – 2024-07-23 16:45:57

SUMMARY: The race to succeed U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee in her Houston district has begun, with former Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, state Rep. Jarvis Johnson, and Houston Councilwoman Letitia Plummer among the potential Democratic candidates. Amanda Edwards has also expressed interest but prefers to discuss later. Jackson Lee, who won her Democratic primary earlier this year, passed away from pancreatic cancer on July 19. The Democratic nominee will be chosen by Harris County officials and is expected to win against Republican Lana Centonze, given the district's solid blue history. Gov. Greg Abbott may call a special election to fill the remainder of Jackson Lee's term.

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Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Houston

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by By Jaden Edison, The – 2024-07-23 16:08:50

SUMMARY: Vice President Kamala Harris is set to visit Texas to deliver the keynote speech at the American Federation of Teachers' national convention in Houston. This comes after President Joe Biden announced he won't seek reelection, and Harris declared her intention to run for president. Harris' visit precedes Biden's trip to Austin to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. The convention will discuss significant issues like school budget deficits and teacher pay. Additionally, Harris and AFT have criticized “Project 2025,” a conservative initiative that could drastically alter federal education policies, including eliminating the U.S. Department of Education.

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Biden’s visit to Austin is back on for Monday

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by By Isaac Yu, The – 2024-07-23 12:09:15

SUMMARY: President Joe Biden will visit Austin next Monday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the Lyndon Baines Johnson presidential library. This will be his first trip to Texas after announcing he would not seek reelection in November. Biden's visit, originally scheduled for July 15, was postponed due to an assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. In addition to delivering a speech, Biden was scheduled to attend a fundraiser with Luci Baines Johnson. His visit holds significance as he is the first president to withdraw from reelection since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968.

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