GOP State Ariz. Expands Medicaid After Long Fight

Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT) -- After months of stalled negotiations and political hardball, Arizona lawmakers passed legislation to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act — a move that is expected to expand health coverage to 300,000 previously uninsured Arizonans.

The passage is a victory for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who came out in support of the measure in January despite her known opposition to the ACA. Thursday's passage follows months of tense negotiations between the legislature and Brewer, who had recently promised to veto every bill she received...
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