Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have sought federal permission to limit people to no more than five years in Arizona’s Medicaid program, saying "this waiver would have brought our healthcare sector to a breaking point.''Read More »
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Arizonans without employer-provided health insurance were finally able to shop for policies Tuesday on a federally run website, with nonprofits providing outreach and assistance to potential enrollees trying to navigate the process.Read More »
Just because the 2013 session and its epic battle over Medicaid expansion are over doesn’t mean Gov. Jan Brewer will have time to rest on her laurels.Read More »
The protracted fight for Medicaid expansion likely won’t end with Gov. Jan Brewer’s signing of the historic legislation.Read More »
Senate approval of the governor’s Medicaid expansion bill clearly reflects the will of the people. Senate Majority Leader John McComish led the charge, breaking rank from Republican colleagues who opposed the bill.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said the budget introduced today by Senate President Andy Biggs is fairly close to her own and that she has few problems with the proposal, except for one major exception – it doesn’t include the expansion of Arizona’s Medicaid program.Read More »
Do the math.
Those three words essentially sum up Gov. Jan Brewer’s core argument in favor of expanding the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state’s Medicaid program. She repeats them at every press event, every interview and every plea for support.
On its face, the Arizona Board of Regents and the universities they govern have little, if anything, to do with the state’s Medicaid program or Gov. Jan Brewer’s plans to expand it in accordance with the federal Affordable Care Act.Read More »