Brewer ends quest for pro-life language in Medicaid plan
After weeks of discussions on possible pro-life language for her Medicaid expansion plan, Gov. Jan Brewer is through trying to find a way to bar abortion providers from participating in AHCCCS.
Governor pushes ahead with sales tax reform
Gov. Jan Brewer is pushing ahead with a modified proposal to simplify the state’s sales tax system, one of her key goals this year.
Brewer again rallies Medicaid supporters at Capitol
For the fourth time in about two months, Gov. Jan Brewer rallied with supporters of her Medicaid expansion proposal at the Capitol, gathering hundreds of people for the largest such event she’s held since unveiling her health care plan.
House speaker proposes ballot measure on Medicaid expansion
Unable or unwilling to take on Medicaid expansion at the Capitol, House speaker Andy Tobin wants to ask voters in the state whether they want to expand Medicaid coverage. He is working on a resolution to send the question to the ballot in a special election this year.
Speaker Tobin key to Medicaid expansion deal
Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposal to expand the state’s Medicaid program to 300,000 more poor Arizonans may pass or fail based on just one person in the Legislature: Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin.
Gov. Brewer to attend 4th Medicaid Rally
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is planning to attend a rally at the Capitol this week designed to pressure lawmakers into approving her plan to expand Medicaid.
Governor stops signing bills pending progress on Medicaid
Just when it looked like the Legislature couldn’t get any slower, Gov. Jan Brewer told legislative leaders to stop sending her bills altogether and if they do, the implied threat is that she will veto them.
Rep. Shope goes from on the fence to (mostly) on board
Republican Rep. T.J. Shope started out as a blank slate on Medicaid expansion, with no opinion on the governor’s proposal and no substantial background knowledge of the issue.
Seel hopes to kill Medicaid expansion with abortion circuit breaker
Rep. Carl Seel is pushing a plan to kill Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid proposal by including a “circuit breaker” that would end the expansion if any of the new funding would go to abortion providers.
Medicaid expansion critics question viability of hospital tax
Opponents of Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan are concerned the proposed hospital tax that would pay for Arizona’s share of the new AHCCCS coverage may not last long, leaving the state on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars a year.
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