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Democrats protest, but House, Senate panels pass waiver request to drop 280,000 from Medicaid (access required)

Despite vigorous objections from Democrats, Republican-controlled House and Senate panels gave Jan Brewer the authority to ask for the feds' permission to drastically scale back subsidized medical coverage for Arizonans.

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