GOP-led panel: No queries on Medicaid card misfire


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Submitted: Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:28pm
Updated: Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:30pm By:

MICHAEL BIESECKER
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — State legislators with responsibility for overseeing state government computer systems are showing little interest in investigating last week’s massive privacy breach at the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology met for nearly three hours Thursday. But lawmakers asked no questions about a purported programming error that caused the agency to mail Medicaid cards containing the personal information of nearly 49,000 children to the wrong addresses.

Committee Co-Chairman Sen. Andrew Brock says he and other key legislators received private briefings from Gov. Pat McCrory’s legislative liaison. The Davie County Republican says his committee’s agenda was already full and expressed satisfaction with how the GOP administration is handling the issue.

Democrats are calling for McCrory to fire DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos.

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