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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Looks To Expand Health Coverage To Fight The Coronavirus

Gov. Doug Ducey has requested a special open enrollment period on the federal healthcare marketplace to give people who have lost their jobs or seen a reduction in income access to care.

He also has issued an executive order to expand access to telemedicine coverage and signed legislation to establish a new assessment on hospitals to help pay for the state’s Medicaid program, known as AHCCCS.

Jim Hammond is CEO and publisher of the Hertel Report, which covers the Arizona healthcare industry. He Joined The Show now to talk about these steps.

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