A new computer system is causing long delays in processing Medicaid applications in Kansas.
The Kansas Eligibility Enforcement System finally went live this summer after almost two years of delays and nearly $50 million in projected cost overruns.
It was supposed to streamline enrollment in Medicaid and other social service programs. But a recent audit found that the software needed many more modifications than expected.
Groups that serve Kansans with disabilities say applications that took days under the old system are now taking months.