Kentucky Governor to sign executive order to combat coronavirus

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) As more people test positive for COVID-19 in Kentucky, Governor Andy Beshear plans to sign an executive order to combat the coronavirus.

Beshear says the executive order will waive co-pays, deductibles, cost-sharing and diagnostic testing fees for private insurance and state employees. It will also remove any impediments blocking someone from getting tested or treated under Medicaid.

Four cases have been confirmed in the state of Kentucky: two in Harrison County, one in Fayette County, and one in Jefferson County. Governor Beshear said the first patient was an employee at Walmart in Cynthiana.

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(This story was originally published on March 9, 2020.)

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