Colorado Seeks Private Help with Food Stamp Computers

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

DENVER (AP) _ Colorado is looking to private charities to help fix a computer system blamed for long waits for food stamps.

The state's computer system meant to process applications has been plagued by complaints since its inception five years ago. Now, the state may ask private assistance groups to chip in to help fix it.

Colorado officials want the Colorado benefits management system improved within a year. Several charitable groups have complained
that they are swamped with requests for food assistance by people
facing long waits for food stamps.

Joanne Lindsay of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing Spokeswoman says the charities met with state officials Friday. Lindsay acknowledged they talked with foundation chiefs about possibly donating to help speed repairs.

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