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  • January 22, 2013 • Your West Valley

    Letter to the editor: AARP thanks governor for Medicaid stance

    AARP Arizona would like to thank Gov. Brewer for her decision to support the expansion of the Medicaid program in the state, better known as the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. The governorís call, during her 2013 State of the State Address, demonstrates that she is focused on improving the lives of those who are most vulnerable in Arizona, the children and the poor. Read More

  • January 18, 2013 • Press Release

    Business Leaders Rally behind Medicaid Expansion

    Governor Jan Brewer today was joined at Maricopa Medical Center by a coalition of Arizona's premier business leaders and health care advocates as they voiced support for the expansion of the State's Medicaid program. Read More

  • January 15, 2013 • www.huffingtonpost.com

    Arizona Medicaid Expansion Urged By Gov. Jan Brewer

    Arizona will participate in the expansion of Medicaid, Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday in her State of the State address, making her the third Republican governor to agree to one of the key components of President Barack Obama's health care reform. Read More

  • October 05, 2012 • East Valley Tribune

    Letter: Expanding Arizona Medicaid program a life-changer

    As an individual with multiple sclerosis and a support group leader in the East Valley, I know how devastating the past few years have been for some of my friends and group members. I have seen people who have had to stop using their medication when their Medicaid was cut. When confronted with feeding their families or their medication, they had been forced to choose their families. One of my medications, the one that slows down the progression of the disease, is $4,324.09 per month. If my insurance company would not pay for it anymore, I would be forced to discontinue using the medication that allows me to live a normal life. It is a horrible choice to make. Please join me in encouraging the governor to expand the current Medicaid program. In a state that is as great as Arizona, we should not force our citizens to make choices like this one. Read More

  • October 02, 2012 • Tri Valley Central

    We don't hear much about compassion these days in Arizona.

    We don't hear much about compassion these days in Arizona. To walk a mile in another person's shoes appears to be a foreign concept to those who control our state Legislature. The Golden Rule, which encourages us to treat others as we would want them to treat us under the same circumstances, has been boxed up and pushed to the back of a high shelf somewhere in the deep recesses of our state Capitol. Read More