One Week In, Trump Sets Sights on Health Care

Jan 27, 2017    Lorraine Rivera: Episode 300: One Week In, Trump Sets Sights on Health Care
A look at impacts on Southern Arizona of the president-s first actions. Arizona Public Media | NPR.

Arizona is one of 31 states that expanded the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. We ask how the state will respond to changes following Trump’s announced plans to “ease the burdens” on individuals and the health care industry.

Before the Affordable Care Act, 1.2 million Arizonans were without insurance. Today, it’s about 770,000. Open enrollment ends Jan. 31.

On the program:

  • Christine Corieri, senior policy adviser to Gov. Doug Ducey (4:45 to 10:35)
  • Dan Derksen, University of Arizona Center for Rural Health (10:45 to 17:15)
  • Julia Strange, Tucson Medical Center VP of community benefit (17:15 to 27:45)

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