Gov. Raimondo Discusses Health Secretary’s Resignation

Updated : Sep 11, 2019 in Articles

Gov. Raimondo Discusses Health Secretary’s Resignation


(HE) DEVELOPING NEWS OUT OF THE STATE HOUSE TONIGHT… WE’VE LEARNED, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY —ELIZABETH ROBERTS WILL RESIGN. (SN) THE FORMER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR WILL LEAVE HER LEADERSHIP POST FOLLOWING THE BOTCHED ROLLOUT OF THE STATE’S UHIP PROJECT. THE GOVERNOR JUST SPOKE MINUTES AGO. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER SUSAN CAMPBELL IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE STATE HOUSE — WITH THE PROVIDENCE MOBILE NEWSROOM. (SC) WE JUST SPOKE WITH THE GOVERNOR MINUTES AGO. SHE TOLD US SHE MET WITH ELIZABETH ROBERTS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EXCEPTED HER RESIGNATION. (SC) SHE SAYS THE RESIGNATION WAS ROBERT’S DECISION, BUT SAID IT HAS BECOME APPARENT THAT NEW LEADERSHIP AND MORE URGENCY ARE NEEDED TO FIX THE PROBLEMS WITH UHIP.. THE STATES $364 MILLION BENEFITS ELIGIBILITY SYSTEM THAT HAS BEEN PLAGUED WITH PROBLEMS SINCE IT’S LAUNCH IN SEPTEMBER PREDICTING IT, I CERTAINLY HOPE NOT. BUT, I’M NOT RESTING OR STOPPING UNTIL DON’T PLAN ON IT, I’M NOT PREDICTING IT, I CERTAINLY HOPE NOT. BUT, I’M NOT RESTING OR STOPPING UNTIL THIS IS FIXED. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS, YOU KNOW, YEARS BEFORE I EVEN GOT HERE, BUT WE’RE GOING TO FIX IT AND WE ARE GOING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET IT FIXED. (SC) ACTING DHS DIRECTOR ERIC BEANE JUST COMPLETED A 30 DAY REPORT ON UHIP. AT NEWS CONFERENCE TOMORROW MORNING, WE ARE EXPECTING TO LEARN ABOUT THE FINDINGS. LIVE IN PROVIDENCE WITH THE MOBILE NEWSROOM, SUSAN CAMPBELL, EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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