Governor names interim AHCCCS director due to COVID-19

Governor Doug Ducey says former Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Director Tom Betlach has rejoined the administration on a temporary special assignment to lead the Department of Economic Security. Betlach’s leadership comes from 27-years of working for the state, including 9-years leading AHCCCS and eight as the agency’s deputy director; he retired 2018. Betlach will lead the agency for 75-days, while Director Dr. Cara Christ leads Arizona’s response to COVID-19.


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