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Governor Crist Appoints Thomas W. Arnold as Secretary of Agency for Health Care Administration
TALLAHASSEE – Governor Charlie Crist today appointed Thomas W. Arnold of Tallahassee as Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration. He has served as the agency’s Chief of Staff since 2008.
“Tom’s extensive knowledge of managing Florida’s Medicaid programs is especially important as our nation’s discussion of health care moves forward,” Governor Crist said. “With 30 years of experience with Florida’s health and human service programs, Tom has the expertise we need at this critical time.”
Arnold, 60, has served in a wide variety of public health administrative roles. Previously, he was the state Medicaid director within the Agency for Health Care Administration from 2004 to 2007. He has also served within the Florida Department of Health as deputy state health officer during 2008, deputy secretary from 2003 to 2004 and director of administration from 1998 to 2003. Prior to the creation of the two state agencies, he served in various roles within the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services from 1979 to 1998. Arnold served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1970 to 1976 and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida State University.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to put my years of service to work as head of Florida’s Medicaid agency,” Arnold said. “I look forward to addressing the challenges and opportunities that lie before us.”
Arnold replaces Holly Benson who resigned earlier this month. The Agency for Health Care Administration works to improve access to affordable, quality health care to all Floridians through the management of Florida’s $18-billion Medicaid program. It also licenses and regulates health care facilities and health maintenance organizations, and publishes health care data and statistics.
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As part of our Impact ’08 campaign, you made a difference. With Secretaries Madeleine Albright and Frank Carlucci at the lead, and your effort in FL, both national candidates endorsed our smart power agenda calling for elevating and strengthening our non-military tools of foreign policy.
But now the hard work begins translating bipartisan campaign commitments into real policy change.
Today, the USGLC is launching our Putting Smart Power to Work campaign, and we need you to be a part of the conversation. While our first program is in D.C. you can and should participate.
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tasked her team with creating a new blueprint for the future of development and diplomacy. It is known as the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review and yes, that’s a mouthful but it will have a real impact on the future of America’s engagement in the world. That’s why we need you to participate.
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