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  • April 03, 2013 • Yuma Sun

    Restoring Medicaid 
is right plan

    Like many Americans, I opposed the idea of a federal health care law. Unfortunately, ObamaCare (the Patient Affordable Care Act) is now the law of the land. Gov. Jan Brewer also opposed ObamaCare, but now must deal with the reality that it is law and must make the difficult decisions on what is in the best interest of Arizonans. Do we restore Medicaid now using federal dollars, or stick Arizonans with yet another bill in 2014 due to uncompensated and soaring healthcare costs? There is no easy answer. Read More

  • April 02, 2013 • The Bugle

    County votes to support Brewer on Medicaid

    The all-Republican Yavapai County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to issue a resolution in favor of Gov. Jan Brewer's support of a major element of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Read More

  • April 02, 2013 • The Prescott Daily Courier

    Editorial: Many back Brewer on Medicaid plan

    One Republican has called her "Judas," and others in her party are not happy either about her support for Medicaid expansion, a key component of President Obama's healthcare reform. Read More

  • April 01, 2013 • Yuma Sun

    Plan to restore Medicaid is smart

    As a physician who has practiced in Yuma for the past 28 years, I am very supportive of Gov. Brewer's plan to restore Medicaid in Arizona. Medicaid restoration is one of the most important issues facing our state, and although this is a difficult decision for our elected leaders, the math makes sense. Let's be honest, the current system is broken, and it is just not feasible for Arizona taxpayers to continue footing the bill alone. The federal government will pay the full cost of the restoration for the first three years, and never less than 90 percent. Arizona's taxpayers contribute too much to the federal system and get too little in return. Additionally, by restoring Medicaid we will be working to keep hospitals solvent at a time when uncompensated costs are out of control and ever growing. Many hospitals cannot continue to incur these costs without the threat of shutting down or dramatically scaling back. This is even more of a risk for rural hospitals like ours. It's time to put politics aside and do the fiscally responsible thing - offer health insurance to the working poor so that injuries and illnesses don't go untreated, causing congestion at our emergency rooms, and paying more for problems that could have been mitigated. Read More

  • March 26, 2013

    Former GOP Chair Randy Pullen: Follow the Governor's Lead

    As a conservative Republican, a Republican Precinct Committeeman and the former Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, I have listened closely to the debate on restoring and expanding AHCCCS to come into compliance with the Federal requirements for Medicaid covering adults up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level. Read More