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Arizona OKs Medicaid Expansion

Posted on 06/14/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Bob Christie and Cristina Silva of The Associated Press Ending a six-month legislative session, Arizona lawmakers endorsed a key element of President Barack Obama’s health care law in a huge political victory for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, after a lengthy fight over Medicaid expansion that divided the state’s Republican leadership. The expansion that will extend health care to 300,000 more low-income Arizonans came after months of stalled negotiations, tense debates and political maneuvering as Brewer pushed the Medicaid proposal …