Virginia governor-elect names health appointments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam has named Dr. Daniel Carey as his incoming secretary of health and human resources.

Northam announced Wednesday that Carey, the Chief Medical Officer at Centra Health, will help Northam's administration expand Medicaid, combat the opioid epidemic and improve mental health care.

Northam also named Dr. Jennifer Lee, a senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as head of the Department of Medicaid Assistance Services, which administers Medicaid.

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