Christine Bauserman

Feb 5, 2014

Pro-Medicaid expansion lawmakers outraising other candidates

Republican legislators facing a backlash from the conservative right for approving the expansion of Medicaid tapped into a vast network of supporters to easily outraise colleagues and opponents last year.

Sep 11, 2013

Anti Medicaid expansion referendum falls short

The writing has been on the wall for a while, but now it’s official – Medicaid expansion won’t be on the ballot next November.

Jul 17, 2013

From bonanza to bust

Sunday’s Ted Nugent concert at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix was expected to be a bonanza for the URAPC referendum organizers. In an email to supporters on Friday, URAPC organizer Christine Bauserman called the concert “a free-for-all” and said the group was hoping to have 100 people blanketing the parking lot “collecting signatures from every single concert goer.”

Opponents of the Medicaid expansion plan rallied at the Arizona State Capitol Saturday, to kick off their effort to force a ballot referendum on the issue, which would give Arizonans an opportunity to reject the recently passed plan. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)
Jun 24, 2013

Rally kicks off Medicaid referendum drive

The push to refer Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan to the ballot began in earnest as opponents of the bill rallied at the Capitol before fanning out across the Valley to collect signatures.

Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signs the Medicaid expansion law, June 17, in Phoenix. The law expands the state's Medicaid program following her victory over conservatives in her own party opposed to embracing a key part of President Obama's health care overhaul. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 20, 2013

Roadblocks remain for Medicaid expansion

The protracted fight for Medicaid expansion likely won’t end with Gov. Jan Brewer’s signing of the historic legislation.