Republican Gov. Jan Brewer embraces House Minority leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, after signing the Medicaid expansion law. A coalition of 14 Republicans worked with all of the Democrats in the Legislature to pass the measure, despite opposition from the majority of Republicans.
PHOENIX - Surrounded by what could be the new, more moderate legislative majority, Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Monday to expand Medicaid in Arizona.
PHOENIX - Foes of Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion were already moving to undo at the ballot box and in court what they could not block at the Legislature - even before Brewer has a chance to sign it into law.
PHOENIX — Rolling handily over most Republicans, the state House voted early today for an $8.8 billion spending plan, including an extensive expansion of the state's Medicaid program.
PHOENIX - With all Republicans opposed, a House panel voted Monday to reject the proposal by Gov. Jan Brewer to use federal money to expand the state's Medicaid program.
runs out of bargaining chips.
PHOENIX - House Speaker Andy Tobin gave up his bid to block the Medicaid expansion plan by Gov. Jan Brewer, conceding he lacks the votes.
PHOENIX - Two former Republican state senators are maneuvering to give voters the last word on whether Arizona expands its Medicaid program, even as the governor seeks to short-circuit their efforts.
Gov. Jan Brewer: "The question for Arizonans today is not whether the law should exist. It does. The Supreme Court upheld it. The question is whether we will take decisive action in a way that most benefits Arizona's families, businesses and hospitals."
Gov. Jan Brewer led a lively "pep rally" for Medicaid expansion at Tucson Medical Center on Wednesday morning, drawing cheers, shouts of support and a standing ovation from about 250 local health-care executives, business leaders and other citizens.
PHOENIX - Saying the Senate vote to expand Medicaid is not enough, Gov. Jan Brewer won't rescind her vow to veto other legislation until lawmakers make more progress on her plan.
PHOENIX - The Medicaid expansion plan approved by the Senate late Thursday is pretty much dead on arrival across the courtyard, House Speaker Andy Tobin said Friday.
PHOENIX - With her plan to expand Medicaid backed up against a political brick wall, Gov. Jan Brewer is trying to ratchet up the pressure on Republican lawmakers.
PHOENIX - House Speaker Andy Tobin unveiled his own new plan Tuesday to expand Medicaid, one that would give Arizona voters the final say, after calling the governor's proposal unacceptable and politically dead at the Legislature.
The Legislative District 14 GOP sent a resolution to members of the Arizona Legislature on May 2 titled "In Opposition to the Governor's Expansion of Medicaid (AHCCCS) in Support of Obamacare."
PHOENIX - Facing a recalcitrant Senate president, Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday she is instead working with individual lawmakers - and around Andy Biggs - in her bid to expand the state's Medicaid program.
PHOENIX - Thousands of Arizonans receiving health care through Medicaid could be thrown out of that program under one alternative offered by opponents of the governor's plan to expand coverage.
State representative from District 10