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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:07 PM

Arizona Medicaid Expansion Urged By Gov. Jan Brewer, Obamacare Foe

Arizona will participate in the expansion of Medicaid, Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday in her State of the State address, making her the third Republican governor to agree to one of the key components of President Barack Obama's health care reform.

Brewer said that if she did not accept the Medicaid funds for Arizona, other states could claim those federal dollars and create jobs that otherwise would be created in Arizona. Fellow Republican governors Susana Martinez of New Mexico and Brian Sandoval of Nevada also plan to expand Medicaid to anyone who earns up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level, which is currently $14,856 for an individual.

But 10 other Republican governors have already decided not to participate. The Supreme Court's 2012 ruling that affirmed Obama's health care law allows states to refuse to take part in the Medicaid expansion.

Although Brewer has been a consistent opponent of Obamacare, she acknowledged Monday that the law is now an unavoidable reality and that Arizona would be worse off turning down the federal dollars that will come with broadening Medicaid.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/14/arizona-medicaid-expansion_n_2474726.html

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obama2terms Jan 2013 OP
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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:20 PM

1. I bet almost all of them take it, as they should. Too much fed money to turn down

for any rational governor. Rest should be removed from office.

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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:22 PM

2. Color me flabbergasted!

I'll believe it when I see it.

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:31 PM

3. Watch as the others jump on the bandwagon.

The US is higher in health care cost than other nations, cost could go lower. If the GOP had worked to have a real health plan we would all be better off. Then they could have worked on the real issues.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:12 AM

4. For real

GOP'ers are quick to bash Obamacare, and dream of its repeal but refuse to offer any meaningful solution to fix the rising cost of healthcare here in the U.S. At least Obama did something and all's they do is sit back and whine about how bad the law is going to be before it's even fully implemented!

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