Affordable Care Act

Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act Marketplace Goes Through January 15, 2023

Open enrollment has begun for the Health Insurance Marketplace! Spread the word and provide enrollment assistance: learn more. The 2023 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2022 to January 15, 2023. Learn more about enrollment basics and FAQs at Healthcare.gov or find helpful state-by-state Medicaid and CHIP enrollment information at Medicaid.gov. Additionally, HHS recently renewed the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, which will continue through January 11, 2023.

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Professional Development

What Impact Will the Election Results Have on Arizona Public Health?

In terms of state legislation – I expect more of the same from the state legislature. But the fact that we have Governor-elect Hobbs on the 9th floor means that we can spend less energy fighting bills that are bad for public health during the legislative session. During the Ducey years we knew we had to stop bills in one of the chambers because he was a sure rubber stamp bad

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Professional Development

Checks & Balances Return to State Government for the First Time Since 2008

Governor-elect Katie Hobbs will be Arizona’s next governor. Her 4-year term will officially begin at Noon on Monday, January 2, 2023. Given her track record and background, we expect to have a public health ally in the governor’s office for the next 4 years. Governor-elect Hobbs spent many years serving as a social worker and then in the state legislature – often serving on health committees. This is the first

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Professional Development

How Can State Agency Staff Prepare for their Meetings with the Gubernatorial Transition Team?

Doing an Honest SWOT Analysis is a Good Place to Start Governor-elect Katie Hobbs will likely be announcing details about her gubernatorial transition team shortly. Once the team is established, folks in key leadership positions at the state agencies should prepare in case members of the transition team ask for a meeting. It’s a 48 Day Sprint to Inauguration Day: Here’s What We Might Expect During the Transition – AZ

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Professional Development

It’s a 48 Day Sprint to Inauguration Day: Here’s What We Might Expect During the Transition

Being a candidate for the Office of Governor is a marathon. It takes months of planning and execution, endless public and private events, and countless hours fundraising. It’s a 24/7 commitment with very little (if any) downtime. Your reward, if you win, is a 6-week sprint to prepare to govern. The Office of Governor is the most powerful and influential in the state. In addition to the enormous executive authority,

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Professional Development

A State Government Transition Team Will Be in Place by This Time Next Week: Here’s How It Usually Works

Within a few days we’ll probably know who the next governor will be. Whether it’s Hobbs or Lake – they’ll just have a few weeks to get prepared to accept the responsibility of being governor (the inauguration is Monday, January 2, 2023). Governing is different from campaigning. Governing means taking responsibility for the actions of the state agencies, boards, and commissions (there are 38 state agencies and dozens of boards &

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