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DHHS No-Bid Contract Questioned

Aldona Wos, Secretary of North Carolina Department Health and Human Services


In hearings yesterday, state lawmakers questioned the Department of Health and Human Services' hiring of an outside contracting firm without a bid process.

The agency claims the emergency situation with the state’s Medicaid system justified the no-bid $6.8 million contract with Alvarez and Marsal, a  global turnaround management firm. Host Frank Stasio talks with WRAL’s Capitol bureau chief Laura Leslie about the contract and the current state of the Medicaid system.

Laura Lee was the managing editor of The State of Things until mid February 2017. Born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, Laura returned to the Old North state in 2013 after several years in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in political science and international studies from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002 and her J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 2007.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.