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Fitzsimon: DHHS McCrory's to fix

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse at the scandal plagued Department of Health and Human Services, Medicaid Director Carol Steckel resigned Monday from the troubled department after only eight months on the job.

Steckel was the highest profile hire of Gov. Pat McCrory’s now embattled DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos and she came with an impressive resume and a long background in health care and Medicaid specifically, running Alabama’s program and serving as a top official in Louisiana’s health and human services agency.

And Steckel is not just leaving, she is headed to work for WellCare Health Plans, a Florida managed care company that wants to run North Carolina’s Medicaid program if McCrory’s ill-advised plans to privatize it are successful.

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