Michigan: New State Medicaid Director Named

Chris Priest, Governor Rick Snyder's (R) Deputy Strategy Director, was named the new State Medicaid Director and will assume the role October 12. Priest replaces the interim Medical Services Administration Chief, Kathy Stiffler, who has held the position since the June retirement of Steve Fitton.

New Mexico: Two Exchange Board Members Appointed

Two members were added to the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange board in September: Eva Jean Fomalot, Vice President of Sales at BenefitSource, who was appointed by the Legislature, and Lisa Farrell Lujan, President of Presbyterian Health Plan (one of four companies offering plans on the Exchange in 2016), who was appointed by the Governor.