McAuliffe Retains Republican Health And Human Resources Secretary | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

McAuliffe Retains Republican Health And Human Resources Secretary

Play associated audio

Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe is retaining his Republican predecessor's health and human resources secretary.

McAuliffe said at a news conference that Bill Hazel is the best person for the job. Hazel has been a member of Republican Governor Bob McDonnell's Cabinet for the past four years.

Hazel enjoys bipartisan support in the General Assembly, where he will lead McAuliffe's effort to expand Medicaid under the federal health care reform law to cover an additional 400,000 low-income Virginians. The Republican-controlled House of Delegates opposes expansion, but McAuliffe called Hazel an "invaluable asset" in working with both sides toward his top health-care priority.

McAuliffe also said that as an orthopedic surgeon, Hazel brings a helpful practitioner's perspective to health care policy.

NPR

'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse DiDi in the HBO comedy series has opened the door to more serious opportunities.
WAMU 88.5

Hops Coming Home: Loudoun County To Add Hop Production Facility

The first commercial-scale hop production and processing facility in the region is being planned out in Loudoun County, further adding to the region's burgeoning beer business.

NPR

Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
NPR

Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups

Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.