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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 the program.

This change is a major issue in Arizona. The state is emerging from years of extreme budget difficulties that make expansion questionable, but at the same time many low-income Arizonans without health coverage are causing major problems for hospitals here.

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

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