UHIP Contractor Gets Extended Through Next Year

(Providence, RI)  --  The vendor responsible for Rhode Island's notorious UHIP computer system is getting a work extension. The Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services said on Monday that the contract with Deloitte was being extended until March of 2019. Deloitte officials just last week apologized to legislators at a hearing for the problems with the 2016 rollout of UHIP, which was supposed to make access to benefits like food stamps and Medicaid more efficient but has been plagued by severe technical problems.

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