Florida's top Medicaid official resigns
Florida's top Medicaid official, Roberta Bradford, has resigned, leaving a critical vacancy in Gov. Rick Scott's administration as the state seeks federal approval for a plan to move Medicaid patients into managed care programs.
"While a difficult decision, I have chosen to resign as my family has decided to relocate," Bradford wrote in a letter of resignation to her boss, Secretary Liz Dudek at the Agency for Health Care Administration. "It has been an honor to serve you and the state's most vulnerable citizens ... I will continue to be available to assist you during a transition and to assist with the any programs authorized by the Legislature this past session."
Bradford earns $150,000 a year. The Agency For Health Care Administration (AHCA) says her interim replacement as deputy secretary for Medicaid will be Justin Senior, an attorney who currently serves as the agency's general counsel.
Bradford's last day on the job will be Sept. 9. Her resignation letter is below.