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Arizona Supreme Court allows Medicaid plan lawsuit

Sun, Jan 4, 2015

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan to move forward, a decision that deals a major blow to the governor's signature achievement just days before she leaves office.

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Brewer asks Arizona Supreme Court to throw out Medicaid expansion challenge

Thu, May 15, 2014

Gov. Jan Brewer is making one more attempt to kill a lawsuit that challenges the expansion of the state's Medicaid program.Brewer and Tom Betlach, who oversees the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, have asked the Arizona Supreme Court to review a state appeals court ruling from earlier this year

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona, Governor Jan Brewer, Medicaid expansion

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Arizona Republicans advance budget, Medicaid plan

Thu, Jun 13, 2013

AZ Legislature

(AP) A newly formed coalition of Democrats and GOP moderates forced a state budget and Medicaid expansion proposal through the Arizona Senate and House during an hours-long debate that carried into early Thursday.

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Ariz. lawmakers slow work as big 3 issues remain

Sun, May 5, 2013

AZ Legislature

The Arizona Legislature has gone from the fast track to stuck in the mud as lawmakers have become bogged down by the three key issues: Medicaid, sale taxes and the state budget.The stalemate has moved the public work of the Legislature behind closed doors as leaders try to hash out

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Medicaid, sale tqaxes, budget

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Arizona abortion issue heightens Medicaid standoff

Wed, May 1, 2013

AZ Legislature

Democrats are growing frustrated over Gov. Jan Brewer’s struggle to get her Medicaid-expansion proposal into the Legislature and say efforts to appease reluctant Republican lawmakers with anti-abortion legislation threaten their support.The governor’s team is working to craft abortion legislation under pressure from one of the state’s most powerful lobbying groups,

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Whatever ‘Obamacare’ result, Ariz. wise to take federal funds

Tue, Apr 23, 2013

Healthcare

By J. Fife Symington III My Turn Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:59 AMArizona has come to a critical point of decision regarding health care and the federal government’s deepening occupation of that field. In choosing Arizona’s course, state policy makers must weigh all the circumstances — many beyond their control

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Congress, Medicaid, J. Fife Symington III

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Editorial: Expanding AHCCCS

Sun, Jan 27, 2013

Healthcare

A major part of President Barack Obama’s controversial health care plan, one that gets relatively little notice, is the expansion of Medicaid. Yet that part of the Affordable Care Act is to provide health care coverage to about half of the 30 million people expected to eventually gain it through

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Tags: Arizona, Affordable Care Act, Jan Brewer, Medicaid

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Arizona health-care providers concerned over bills

Fri, Feb 25, 2011

AZ Legislature

The Arizona Republicby Mary K. Reinhart and Ken Alltucker Health-care providers say they're under siege from the Legislature, battling against a raft of proposals to shrink the public system and bring illegal-immigration enforcement into hospital corridors and doctors' offices.Bills making their way through the legislative process would add fees for people

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Tags: Arizona, Medicaid, Health-care providers

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Move to eliminate AHCCCS stirs alarm

Thu, Feb 24, 2011

AZ Legislature

The Arizona RepublicBy Mary K. Reinhart If shutting down the state's health-care program for indigents sounds drastic, that's because it's supposed to.While other states have just talked about it, Arizona on Wednesday became the first to take official action toward killing its Medicaid program.Senate Bill 1519, approved by the Senate

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Tags: Health care, Arizona, Medicaid, Safety net

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States May Face Showdown With Feds Over Cutting Medicaid Rolls

Mon, Jan 31, 2011

Healthcare

Kaiser Health NewsBy Marilyn Werber Serafini and Julie ApplebyKHN Staff WritersFinancially strapped governors, Congress and the Obama administration could be headed for a showdown over the Medicaid health care program that covers 48 million poor, disabled and elderly people nationwide.Arizona's governor has already asked for permission to drop people from

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Tags: Arizona, Medicaid, Health Reform, Politics

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