Rep. Ed DeLaney (D) Successfully Introduces Amendment to Investigate $1 Billion Medicaid Shortfall

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DELANEY PASSES AMENDMENT TO INVESTIGATE $1 BILLION MEDICAID SHORTFALL

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, Feb. 29, State Rep. Ed DeLaney (D-Indianapolis) successfully amended Senate Bill 256 to require the Family and Social Services Administration to provide a report explaining the $1 billion “miscalculation” in the 2023 Medicaid program forecast. It would also require FSSA to present strategies for preventing miscalculations in future Medicaid program forecasts. Full details of how the $1 billion error occurred have not been disclosed previously. To everyone’s delight, none more than Rep. DeLaney, the amendment passed unanimously. 

“Oversight is a good thing,” DeLaney said. “Hoosier taxpayers deserve to know what happens to their money. If we don’t attempt to diagnose the source of this error, who is to say it won’t happen again? This amendment is a show of good faith from my friends across the aisle that we are aligned in saving the state the embarrassment of losing $1 billion in the future. 

“I am glad that we have finally agreed to get to the bottom of this blunder and prevent it from happening again in the future.”

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