The Journal Gazette

Gov. Mitch Daniels likes to say that he inherited "the worst welfare system in the nation." But two extensive reviews of data by The Journal Gazette suggest it has grown worse under his watch.

The latest shows staggering increases in Medicaid application backlogs in the counties where the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration turned eligibility processing over to IBM Corp. Angela Mapes Turner's report finds that counties under the new system had tardiness rates more than double that of counties operating under the system the governor criticized.

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