2 years ago
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McCrory’s NC health secretary steps down from job

Gov. Pat McCrory's health and human services secretary is leaving her post after nearly three years.
DHHS secretary discusses preparations for Ebola
3 years ago
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DHHS secretary discusses preparations for Ebola

North Carolina is working with health care providers to prepare in the event of a case of Ebola being discovered in the state.
NC agency reviewing Medicaid expansion options
3 years ago
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NC agency reviewing Medicaid expansion options

North Carolina's health secretary says her agency is collecting information for Gov. Pat McCrory to offer him possible options for expanding Medicaid coverage under the federal health care overhaul.
NC conservative activist quits $95K health job
3 years ago
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NC conservative activist quits $95K health job

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.
USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline
4 years ago
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USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

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.
Wos, NC lawmakers at odds during meeting
4 years ago
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Wos, NC lawmakers at odds during meeting

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.
Wos: NC ready to meet food stamp deadline
4 years ago
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Wos: NC ready to meet food stamp deadline

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.
NC coming up against another food stamp deadline
4 years ago
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NC coming up against another food stamp deadline

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.
NC DHHS secretary apologizes for privacy breach
4 years ago
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NC DHHS secretary apologizes for privacy breach

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.
NC health agency leaders facing legislators again
4 years ago
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NC health agency leaders facing legislators again

General Assembly members are poised to hold another meeting about more troubles within North Carolina's health agency.