How Can Medicaid Enhance State Capacity to Respond to COVID-19?

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  1. See for example: “Governor Murphy Announces Efforts to Support Consumer Access to COVID-19 Screening, Testing, and Testing-Related Services”, State of New Jersey, accessed March 12, 2020,; “Governor Cuomo Announces New Directive Requiring New York Insurers to Waive Cost-Sharing for Coronavirus Testing”, New York State, accessed March 12, 2020,; “Gov. Whitmer announces Michigan medicaid will waive co-pays for COVID-19 testing”, WZZM13, accessed March 12, 2020,

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  2. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, “Public Charge,”, accessed March 16, 2020.

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