Medicaid turnover: Gov. Bryant appoints deputy chief of staff interim director
Posted: 20-Dec-2017December 20, 2017, Anna Wolfe, Clarion Ledger- Gov. Phil Bryant has chosen a temporary Medicaid director replacement following David Dzielak's resignation last Friday. Bryant's deputy chief of staff and Eupora native Drew Snyder will lead the largest agency in Mississippi as an interim. Snyder, who has a law background, is also Bryant's policy director and counsel.The Mississippi Division of Medicaid has a federal budget larger than the entire state budget and provides health insurance to 760,000 Mississippians. "Drew has a firm grasp on the issues that affect Medicaid and the beneficiaries it serves. His intellect and demeanor make him the perfect choice to guide the agency during this period of transition. I am happy he has accepted this appointment," Bryant said in a statement.