NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen took a step closer to be confirmed this week after the Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted unanimously to recommend her confirmation. Senators questioned her about her role in administering Obamacare at the federal level and how she would deal with major health issues facing the state, including the opioid epidemic, rural health care, and technology challenges. Previously, Secretary Cohen was the Chief Operating Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a practicing physician. For a detailed summary of her confirmation, follow this link. Read the full report here.