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upstatecajun Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:14 PM
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Arizona Medicaid Obese Fee?
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 07:22 PM by upstatecajun
Like many states, Arizona faces a serious budget crisis. But unlike other states, Arizona public officials have shown a remarkable skill for finding ways to address their projected $1.6 billion deficit that are unfair, unjust and cruel. Their latest bright idea is to balance the state budget on the bodies of poor Arizonans who are unlucky enough to be fat or addicted to tobacco.
Gov. Jan Brewer has now proposed levying a $50 fee on state Medicaid recipients who are obese and who don't follow a doctor-supervised slimming regimen. She also wants to charge those who smoke.

The plan, if approved by the Republican-dominated legislature, would mark the first time a state-run but federally subsidized health-care program for the poor has charged people for unhealthy acts.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/04/963276/-Arizon...





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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:49 PM
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1. Well, It's NOT like it's Obama's DEATH PANELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:rofl:

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