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State lawmakers to hold hearing on benefits system rollout

Rhode Island lawmakers plan to seek answers in the recent rollout of the state's new $364-million benefits system after documents revealed that federal regulators warned state officials it wasn't ready.

House Finance and House Oversight Committee members will hold a joint hearing Oct. 20 on the Sept. 13 launch of the Unified Health Infrastructure Project.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday she wasn't informed of the warning letters from the federal Food and Nutrition Service. One dated Sept. 6 said the agency was concerned with system defects and a "lack of detail" in contingency plans, among other complaints.

A spokeswoman with the Executive Office of Health of Human Services says they "welcome the opportunity" to talk with legislators about the system's launch.

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