Doctors and hospitals are still waiting on millions of dollars in late Medicaid payments, and they might have to wait a little longer because the person responsible for writing the checks is fleeing her job and the Hickenlooper administration.

Some fool in Washington state has hired Sue Birch to run their health care system, and we’re guessing by the statement provided by Hickenlooper to the Denver Post that he recommended her for the job.

She will be missed, Hickenlooper said with a straight face.

“With her guidance, we’ve expanded coverage for all Coloradans, streamlined services and worked to contain costs.”

If Washington’s H.R. department had bothered to Google her work as executive director of the Health Care Policy and Financing Department, they would learn that she contained costs by not making the required payments.

We say good riddance, and hope that our checks are in the mail.