|Carson, Hill Applaud Daniels for Cancelling Flawed FSSA Privatization|
October 15, 2009
This summer, Carson and Hill wrote a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack challenging the efficacy of the privately-run overhaul, which has resulted in tens-of-thousands of eligible individuals and families being denied access to critical services like food stamps, Medicaid-supported care, and food and nutrition programs for children.
“I applaud the Governor for recognizing that the privatization of FSSA simply wasn’t working,” said Congressman Carson. “There was clear evidence that these changes were hurting some of our most vulnerable Hoosiers. I am hopeful that the Governor’s decision is a sign of serious action being taken to correct these problems and get services to those in need.”
“I appreciate the Governor's attention to this very important matter,” said Congressman Hill. “Together I'm sure we can find a better, more effective way of ensuring my constituents and all Hoosiers have access to these vital programs.”
Hill and Carson said they are eagerly awaiting the state’s plans to fix the systematic problems at FSSA. They pledged to stay in touch with the USDA to help assure federal entitlement benefits are being efficiently and effectively administered.
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