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AJMC: CMS’ Boehler, NC Health Chief Cohen Talk Strategies at United States of Care Panel

Published On February 8, 2019

“Her patient, a young college student with commercial insurance, looked unwell and Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH, had spent 8 weeks running expensive tests trying to figure out what was wrong.

Finally, Cohen’s technician said, “I think you better ask her if she has enough to eat.”

Cohen, now the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in North Carolina, discovered that the student had just left an abusive relationship and was living out of her car. Cohen recounted the anecdote at a panel Monday during the inaugural convening of the United States of Care, the healthcare advocacy group launched earlier this year.”

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