DeSantis taps Mary Mayhew to lead Florida health agency

Orlando Sentinel

By: Naseem Miller

Mary Mayhew, director of the nation’s Medicaid program, is resigning after three months on the job to become Florida’s top health regulator, the state’s governor-elect announced. As secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration, Mayhew will replace Justin Senior, who resigned in November to become CEO of the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida.

Joan Alker, executive director and co-founder of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University, said the appointment of Mayhew to AHCA is “extremely bad news” for Florida at the time when the state’s uninsured rate, especially among children, is increasing.

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