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Longest-serving TennCare director leaving for private sector

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The longest-serving director of TennCare in state history will be leaving for the private sector later this year.

Gov. Bill Haslam announced the news of Darin Gordon's departure on Wednesday.

Gordon began working in state government as an intern in 1996. His last day will be June 30.

“Across the country states face the same challenge: a Medicaid program that takes up more and more of the state’s budget, pulling money away from other service areas,” said Haslam in a news release. “The impact of Darin’s steady leadership extends well beyond TennCare. Darin has quite literally saved Tennessee taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars by keeping the program’s costs low, allowing Tennessee to invest in K-12 education and other critical service areas. He has managed to achieve that while still running a program with a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating.

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