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Backed by state Constitution, Medicaid expansion makes sense

John Fisher (Submitted photo)

In this weekend’s Medicaid coverage, the governor made the point that her decision to move forward with Medicaid expansion was a combination of common sense and gut. She knew when making this tough call that the math did not work in Arizona’s favor to try to go it alone on funding a program that has, for decades, been a mix of state and federal funds.

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Democrats will take the lead on issues voters care about

May 16 was an eventful day at the state Capitol. It was one of those rare occasions when some members of the state Legislature put aside petty bickering, ideological pandering and self-aggrandizement to simply do what was right for Arizona by passing Medicaid restoration in the state Senate.

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Why conservatives oppose expansion of Obamacare

Rep. Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert

The battle over the Arizona expansion of Obamacare resembles the fight between David and Goliath. The pro-expansion team has millions of dollars, powerful lobbyists, support from all Democratic legislators, most if not all of the media and a few Republicans who have defected to their cause.

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