Virus Outbreak-Business-Fallout

In this Friday, March 20, 2020, file photo, a shopper leaves the Target Store in New York City. with supplies as carpenter board up the Sephora story in New York City. 

Conservative advocacy organization Americans for Prosperity is looking for regulatory relief in the response to coronavirus.

The organization and its Hispanic-focused LIBRE Initiative sent a letter to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis this week, reiterating the state-based guidance issue sent to policymakers nationwide last month.

AFP produced digital ads recently commending Colorado's Democratic governor for actions on health care occupational licenses.

AFP asked public officials to:

  • Lift regulations on health care providers to allow them to work in states with greatest needs, regardless of the state in which they are licensed.
  • Expand access to digital tools and telehealth systems that can help reduce the burden on the system to improve access to health care and increase social distancing.
  • Eliminate certificate of need mandates on hospital beds, CT scanners or other health care needs.
  • Make information about the virus and policymakers’ decisions more transparent.

You can read the letter by clicking here.

These actions are in accordance with a memo AFP sent out last month that included guidance for state-based reforms to address the spread of COVID-19.

The LIBRE Initiative has been holding a series of digital town halls offering advice in Spanish on how to weather this storm. Recently, they interviewed Sen. Marco Rubio on how policymakers are providing relief to small business owners.

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