Aldona Wos http://wfae.org en State, County Workers Face More Late Nights, Long Weekends Because Of NC FAST http://wfae.org/post/state-county-workers-face-more-late-nights-long-weekends-because-nc-fast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State and county employees may have to continue working nights and weekends to keep North Carolina's food stamp backlog under control. Those kinds of hours helped the state make tremendous progress toward a federal deadline Monday. But more challenges remain.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:40:23 +0000 Michael Tomsic 44848 at http://wfae.org State, County Workers Face More Late Nights, Long Weekends Because Of NC FAST NC Health Secretary Wos Can't Say When Food Stamp Delays Will End http://wfae.org/post/nc-health-secretary-wos-cant-say-when-food-stamp-delays-will-end <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina's food stamp delays are unacceptable, but there's no timeline for when they'll stop. That's what North Carolina Secretary of Health and Human Services </span>Aldona<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Wos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> told lawmakers Tuesday. A legislative committee also grilled her about her department mailing nearly 50,000 children's insurance cards to the wrong addresses.</span></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:19:38 +0000 Michael Tomsic 43033 at http://wfae.org NC Health Secretary Wos Can't Say When Food Stamp Delays Will End USDA Warning Latest Problem For Wos, DHHS http://wfae.org/post/usda-warning-latest-problem-wos-dhhs <p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos has had a tough week.&nbsp; Last Friday, it came out DHHS violated federal privacy laws by sending nearly 50,000 children’s insurance cards out to the wrong addresses.&nbsp; And then letters from the USDA surfaced telling the state it would hold back food stamp money if the department doesn’t fix problems with the program.&nbsp; It’s more ammunition for critics of Secretary Wos.</p><p>WFAE’s Lisa Miller joins Marshall Terry in the studio now.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:13:16 +0000 Lisa Miller 42780 at http://wfae.org USDA Warning Latest Problem For Wos, DHHS Lawmakers Press Wos On Medicaid Payments, Food Stamp Delays, Pay Of Politically-Connected Staffers http://wfae.org/post/lawmakers-press-wos-medicaid-payments-food-stamp-delays-pay-politically-connected-staffers <p>The new system North Carolina uses to process Medicaid payments is still a nightmare for many providers. That's one of several controversies that legislative oversight committees focused on Tuesday in Raleigh. Lawmakers also found out more about food stamp delays. And they directed pointed questions at Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos and her top staff.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 04:06:14 +0000 Michael Tomsic 36903 at http://wfae.org Lawmakers Press Wos On Medicaid Payments, Food Stamp Delays, Pay Of Politically-Connected Staffers Lawmakers To Hear From Wos On Food Stamp Delays, Medicaid Overhaul, Salaries http://wfae.org/post/lawmakers-hear-wos-food-stamp-delays-medicaid-overhaul-salaries <p>North Carolina lawmakers will find out more Tuesday about why many families have been facing long delays for food stamps, what's next for the state's proposed Medicaid overhaul, and why certain Department Health and Human Services employees have received large raises.</p><p>I</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 23:17:39 +0000 Michael Tomsic 36811 at http://wfae.org