Midlands Voices: Too good to be true

Published: 8/12/2019

Ron Zychowski, PromiseShip’s President and CEO, recently wrote an article that was published in the Omaha World-Herald’s Midlands Voices section on August 12, 2019.

If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. On July 3, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services signed a five-year contract with St. Francis Ministries to provide child welfare case management services in Douglas and Sarpy Counties beginning Jan. 1, 2020, at a fraction of the cost of the current contract.

In theory, this sounds like the state got a good deal and saved taxpayers money. In reality, it will end up costing the state and its taxpayers much more. We project it will be nearly $29 million more annually.

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