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Mississippi division of Medicaid director resigns

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Mississippi Division of Medicaid Director David Dzielak has resigned.

Dzielak’s resignation comes after Governor Bryant told Medicaid that the Department of Human Services would now determine who is eligible for state and federal health insurance programs.

“I appreciate Dr. Dzielak’s 30 years of service to Mississippi, including six years leading the Division of Medicaid,” said Governor Phil Bryant. “I can assure beneficiaries and employees that operations at the agency will continue as normal during the transition to new leadership.”

Gov. Bryant hired Dzielak when he first took office and now he will be looking for someone to continue directing Medicaid.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Mississippi in my capacity as executive director of the Mississippi Division of Medicaid for the past six years, but the time has come for me to step down and explore other opportunities,” said Dr. Dzielak. “I have spent my entire career in health care, and I have a passion for improving the health of Mississippians that will endure. I appreciate the care and commitment Governor Bryant has for bettering the health of our state as well as the support I’ve had from other state leaders. I have no doubt the Division of Medicaid will continue to fulfill its mission of responsibly providing access to quality health coverage for vulnerable Mississippians.”

Dr. Dzielak said that he remains fully committed to the employees and the mission of the agency, and said that he will make every effort to ensure a smooth transition.

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