Ariz. Will Expand Medicaid, Despite Gov.'s ACA Resistance

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 2:27 PM EST) -- Arizona on Monday became the latest state to opt in to the expansion of its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, despite Gov. Jan Brewer's opposition to the health care reform law and her refusal to set up insurance exchanges mandated by the law.

Brewer said in her State of the State speech that expanding Medicaid — and accepting the matching federal dollars that come with expansion — would provide coverage to hundreds of thousands of low-income residents, protect rural and safety-net hospitals from growing...
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