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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer
opts to expand Medicaid

Los Angeles Times, by Cindy Carcamo

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/17/2013 10:12:21 PM

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a vocal opponent of President Obama´s healthcare reform law, surprised her state this week by announcing that she would embrace a key component of the law. (Snip) A skeptic of Obama´s Affordable Care Act, Brewer announced her decision in her State of the State address Monday. If she didn´t accept the Medicaid money for Arizona, she said, other states would claim those federal funds. "With this move, we will secure a federal revenue stream to cover the costs of the uninsured who already show up in our doctor´s offices and emergency rooms," Brewer

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I guess our GOP glass-ceiling is beginning to crack. Take note, Tea Party. Same excuse. If I don´t take the funds, the other states will spend it, anyway. Not the way to hold our Federal budget line.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CentralFLMom, 1/17/2013 10:19:40 PM     (No. 9123352)

This is very frustrating! Gov. Brewer is distancing herself from her Tea Party roots. Apparently she is yet another RINO waiting for her turn at obama´s trough. Disgusting...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: shamrock, 1/17/2013 10:25:20 PM     (No. 9123362)

She caved for the money. The dear leader is winning. I think I will just go have a martini while I still can.

Republicans SUCK!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 1/17/2013 10:28:31 PM     (No. 9123370)

I hate to break it to those who don´t live in AZ, Jan Brewer has never been a fiscal conservative. When she took over from Janet her first instinct was to raise taxes. When the Republicans wouldn´t go along she tried to make deals with Democrats. Higher taxes for more spending. She took every stimulus dollar she could get her hands on. When she announced for election in 2010 it was treated as a joke. Then SB 1070. Janet signed, snubbed Obama, the rest is history. She´s in over her head.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/17/2013 10:50:43 PM     (No. 9123393)

You´re already dead when you buy the argument that if I don´t eat the poisoned apple, some other state will. You now need to play by the White House rules, pay doctors what the White House prescribes and give up any thoughts of new strategies to control cost (like contracting to provide care for an individual for the year and sharing the savings over fee-for-service). Every year the costs go up and every year the federal share goes down. You just passed the mess to the next governor.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Axeman, 1/17/2013 11:16:22 PM     (No. 9123428)

So she is admitting to being, at the least, greedy and selfish. And she says that is a good thing.
If your not part of the solution you are part of the problem, Jan.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 1/17/2013 11:29:30 PM     (No. 9123440)

You have to be tough and just say no. Yeah some other state might get the funds. But that sucker state will also be under the thug´s thumb.
We need to take the long hard hit, feel that pain and only then come out the other side free of liberalism, welfare, dependency, and become vibrant capitalist states again.
Or, if not, we´re f*&)(*&(*Yd.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/18/2013 1:22:29 AM     (No. 9123493)

She employs the same reasoning on tax money that Ron Paul always has. Big reason why I never cared for him.

My mom gave me some advice when I was a kid. She said ´jumping out of the tree just because the other kids do it is just stupid.´ Shame she has jumped the shark.

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