Former DHHS Secretary, Lanier Cansler, on Medicaid

State decisions needed on Medicaid funding from the Sunday editions of Asheville C-T
Jan 26, 2014 | Lanier Cansler OPINION ... Part two of a two-part guest commentary There are two fundamental questions that must be answered if we are going to achieve successful Medicaid reform. First, is the program ...

Medicaid program needs budget goals
Jan 19, 2014 | Lanier Cansler OPINION ... Part one of a two-part guest commentary There has been significant discussion over the past year about North Carolina's Medicaid program. Gov. Pat McCrory and DHHS Secretary Aldona Vos...

The newspaper identifies Cansler as former Secretary of NC DHHS and former legislator (Republican). It does not mention his lobbying firm and its clients. Still, these articles deserve a close read. He is knowledgeable, and he did bring down Medicaid costs as Secretary before Aldona Vos.