Secretary of Health and Human Services

The new Secretary of Health and Human Services has denied Mecklenburg County’s request to reinstate MeckLINK as the area’s manager of hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid funds.  

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Governor-elect Pat McCrory announced Wednesday who his new chief of staff will be, as well as who will lead the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in his administration.

In a Raleigh press conference, Governor-elect McCrory laid out his priorities as he's filling key positions.

"One of my guidelines is everyone I get has to be smarter than me," McCrory said with a smile. "Now some would say that's not a high enough benchmark."