Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says the fact that Valley firefighters with cancer are being denied claims for workers’ compensation “angers” and “disappoints” him.
KTAR News 92.3 FM spoke to Ducey about the firefighters’ struggle to get coverage despite the presumptive cancer law he signed and later expanded in 2017 with HB 2161.
“We’ve signed three bills in the last several years to address these types of situations, and when a firefighter has a health need that is in response to their work environment, this should be dealt with,” he said.
Ducey said he believes something needs to be changed with the current handling of claims.
Before accusing anyone of breaking the law, the governor said he wants to dive into the details of how and why firefighters are getting denied.