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Brewer signs bill, plans to apply for Medicaid waiver Monday (access required)

Declaring that her plan to drastically cut funding for health coverage is Arizona’s “only option” to stabilize its budget, Gov. Jan Brewer promptly on Friday signed a bill that gives her the authority to ask the federal government’s permission to implement her proposal.

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer holds up the contentious Medicaid expansion bill after signing it into law. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

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