Statement From New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett on Medicaid Director Brett Friedman's Departure

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 8, 2022) - "I want to thank Brett for his service in leading New York's Medicaid Program, particularly during such unprecedented times. We appreciate him meeting the challenges of running one of the most robust Medicaid programs in the country, and for his support in advocating for critical funding during this year's budget cycle. I’d like to add my personal thanks for accompanying me to the budget hearings. In the interim, we will transition Brett’s responsibilities to Amir Bassiri. I look forward to continuing our work on behalf of the more than 7.3 million New Yorkers who benefit from the comprehensive health care coverage provided by this program.”