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Official: Arizona fund not tabbed for transplants

Arizona is still designing a proposed fund for hospitals and other health care providers, with no plan as of now to use it to provide reimbursements for transplants dropped from state Medicaid coverage in a 2010 budget cut, the state's Medicaid director said Tuesday.

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Gov. Brewer says Ariz. wants Medicaid waiver

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Thursday she'll ask for a waiver under the federal health care overhaul so Arizona can reduce its Medicaid rolls to lower costs that Brewer and fellow Republicans say the cash-short state can't afford. If approved, the change could mean the loss of government-funded health care for hundreds of thousands of people.

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