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NC conservative activist quits $95K health job

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A North Carolina anti-abortion activist and tea party organizer is quitting her $95,000-a-year job as a senior Medicaid adviser after a year. The state Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that Margaret "Mardy" Peal is resigning next month. The single mother said she wanted more time with her family. Full story...
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USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

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The federal government is satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications at local social service offices. Full story...
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Wos, NC lawmakers at odds during meeting

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The heat has been turned up on North Carolina's health agency secretary by legislative leaders questioning whether her office can operate the department effectively and pull off Medicaid reform. Full story...
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Wos: NC ready to meet food stamp deadline

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Just a week after North Carolina's health secretary said it would be difficult to erase a backlog of outstanding food stamp applications by the end of the month, she now says it's possible. Full story...
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NC coming up against another food stamp deadline

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North Carolina's health secretary says it will be "extremely difficult" to erase a backlog of outstanding food stamp applications by the end of the month to comply with demands from federal regulators. Full story...
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NC DHHS secretary apologizes for privacy breach

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The head of North Carolina's troubled health department is apologizing for sending Medicaid cards for nearly 49,000 children to the wrong recipients, but says her agency is dealing with unprecedented changes as a result of the federal healthcare overhaul. Full story...
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NC health agency leaders facing legislators again

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General Assembly members are poised to hold another meeting about more troubles within North Carolina's health agency. Full story...
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NC warned to fix food stamp applications problems

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Federal regulators have warned North Carolina's health agency to address problems within its computer system to process food stamp applications or face monetary consequences. Full story...
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Funding secured to continue WIC program in North Carolina

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North Carolina state government announced Thursday night it will resume issuing benefits to poor women and their children through a federally funded program, two days after announcing the US government shutdown would force their suspension. Full story...
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NC DHHS employee got big check after month on job

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Embattled North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos approved a $37,227 lump sum payment to her chief of staff, a former lobbyist who departed after working only one month on the job. Full story...
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While in Wilmington, DHHS Secretary Wos refuses to answer questions about paying consultant $228,000; sends email to lawmakers

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Department of Health and Human Services Director Aldona Wos was in Wilmington Friday with Governor Pat McCrory to announce a new safe school task force. While here, we wanted to follow up with her regarding a story in this morning's Raleigh News and Observer that her office paid a consultant $228,000 over eight months. Full story...
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State health director resigns after 18 months

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North Carolina's state health director resigned Tuesday after 18 months on the job. Full story...
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NC Republicans bring abortion bill fix to panel

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North Carolina House Republicans are trying to change an abortion bill after Gov. Pat McCrory threatened to veto the proposal. Full story...
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House hears NC governor's abortion bill concerns

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House and Senate Republicans say they'll work with Gov. Pat McCrory's administration on a bill requiring new upgraded rules for abortion clinics in North Carolina. But it's unclear how long legislators are willing to work with him before passing it. Full story...
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Audit: NC Medicaid claims system untested, flawed

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An audit of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says it has failed to fully test a new $484 million computer system scheduled to begin processing Medicaid claims on July 1. Full story...
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