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Hogan's pick for health chief says he'll avoid conflicts
Hogan's pick for health chief says he'll avoid conflicts

Van T. Mitchell, an Annapolis lobbyist who is Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's choice to serve as Maryland's health secretary, said Friday he will recuse himself from considering matters that involve his former clients. Mitchell is part of a lobbying firm that represents many players in the health care industry — including Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the contractor the state fired over its role in Maryland's botched online health insurance exchange. The departing administration of Gov. Martin O'Malley has said it would sue Noridian to recover much of the $73 million it paid on a contract worth $193 million. However, the state has delayed plans for litigation amid...

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