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Editorials: Mismanagement is unrelenting at DHHS

Some scathing  comment today about Governor McCrory’s latest Department of Health and Human Services fiasco:

From the Charlotte Observer’s editorial today:

The state DHHS breached the confidentiality of nearly 49,000 child Medicaid recipients by mailing their personal information to the wrong addresses. The mailings included the beneficiaries’ names, birth dates, Medicaid identification numbers and their doctors’ names.

This serious violation of privacy was followed by actions that had the appearance of a cover-up. The cards were mailed Monday, Dec. 30. DHHS notified the public of the mistake at 5:20 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, about 30 minutes after Charlotte’s WSOC ran a story about a mother who had received one of the wrong cards.

And on the same topic from the Winston Salem Journal’s editorial page:

Gov. Pat McCrory had better start paying closer attention to the numerous miscues coming out of his N.C. Department of Health and Human Services – or his political opponents will be turning his favorite “fix our broken government” line against him.

The latest revelation, that personal Medicaid information regarding nearly 49,000 children had been mailed to the wrong addresses by DHHS, is mind-numbing. And the further revelation that the department’s well-paid spokesman, Ricky Diaz, provided incorrect information about the botched mailings only makes it worse.

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DHHS is a broken department under the leadership of Wos, McCrory’s appointee. The governor needs to fix his broken, multi-billion dollar department.

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