/ Modified jul 5, 2017 10:12 a.m.

Researcher: Health Care Changes Would be 'Devastating'

UA Professor Daniel Derksen talks about proposed legislation and what it means in Arizona.

Health care meeting (PHOTO: AZPM Staff)

Dr. Daniel Derksen portrait Dr. Daniel Derksen, professor at UA's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and director of the Center for Rural Health. (PHOTO: AZPM Staff)

Around 400,000 people in Arizona are covered by Medicaid, or AHCCCS, said Daniel Derksen of the University of Arizona's College of Public Health, and $7 billion in proposed cuts would be "devastating" to many in the state.

“Arizona’s going to be particularly hard hit if these types of bills actually make it through and get signed into law.”

Hear Derksen speak about the proposed legislation and what its passage might mean for the state.

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"The consequences of these types of actions, if they were to go through, would be devastating to Arizona’s health system.”

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