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Greenstein resigns as DHH secretary

3 years 6 months 3 days ago March 29, 2013 Mar 29, 2013 Friday, March 29 2013 March 29, 2013 3:22 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office announced today that Bruce Greenstein has resigned as secretary of the Dept. of Health and Hospitals during federal and state investigations of a controversial Medicaid contract.

The Jindal administration canceled the nearly $200 million Medicaid contract with CNSI after word of a federal grand jury probe came out. Greenstein used to work for the Maryland-based company.

Greenstein denied having anything to do with CNSI's choice when they were selected two years ago. He did acknowledge that a change he pushed in the bid solicitation made CNSI eligible.

Jindal's office said Greenstein's resignation is effective May 1. The governor appointed DHH Deputy Secretary Kathy Kliebert as interim secretary until a replacement is appointed.

Click here to read Greenstein's letter of resignation.

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