Representative Marilyn Avila

Politics & Government
5:00 am
Wed February 12, 2014

DHHS Gaffe Could Cost State Millions

Credit NC Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services’ failure to notify lawmakers about a Medicaid waiver earlier this year could cost the state at least ten million dollars.

Back in August, North Carolina’s former Medicaid director, Carol Steckel, formally requested a three-month waiver from the federal government to postpone the new process for renewing coverage for Medicaid patients.

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