Brewer Calls for AHCCCS Expansion



The biggest shocker from today's State of the State has to be Gov. Jan Brewer's call to expand AHCCCS to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

I wrote a piece on this last week if you need some background, but Brewer today called for the state grab the matching federal dollars and create a new tax on hospitals to pay for the state's portion. Details remain sketchy, but the news is sure to delight Democrats and the hospital/healthcare lobby. Republican lawmakers have been frosty to the idea, so this is shaping up to the be the biggest fight of the session.


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