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In battle to cut Medicaid, Arizona faces new challenge (access required)

Now that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has said Arizona doesn’t need a waiver from the federal government to remove 250,000 patients from AHCCCS, the timing and mechanism used in removing those people will be key to a planned legal challenge from patients contending to be harmed by the cuts. Sebelius is flanked by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

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