She is the Chris Christie of Arizona ... you never know what you will get on any given day. Seems to be a trend in many states.
When I see Republican politicians making concessions like this I have to wonder what NSA dirt is being used on them.
“Sorry, I could have let you have health coverage for free at no expense to our state but I have to take a stand against Obama-care instead so good luck to you, maybe you wont get sick, or your kids“
Look, the GOP house repealed Obama-care about 40 times in the House and lose seats in the last election.
‘Sorry pilgrims but the Calvary ran the wrong way and got lost so hold out to the last man woman and child and remember there is honor in death for the cause(Japanese motto 1945)’
Time to move on. I am not going after Brewer.
Either Obama has something on her or like most government types in the states, they can’t resist free money from Uncle Sugar.
The fun part will be when Uncle Sugar begins pulling the plug on this a few years down the road and the screaming starts to keep funding it out of state coffers instead.
Not my state so not my battle but I do feel bad for those in Arizona who she betrayed.
Personally, I see the governor as fulfilling the voters’ mandate to provide Medicaid coverage to eligible poor residents. That mandate was over-ridden two years ago by the legislature which dropped poor, childless adults from Medicaid coverage due to recession budget constraints.
From its pre-statehood territorial days, Arizona had a safety net to provide healthcare to the poor. It was law that counties had that financial responsibility. Arizona was the last state to start participating in Medicaid, starting in 1982.
Poor childless adults were excluded from the states Medicaid program until about ten years ago, so the county safety net continued to provide and pay for care provided to poor childless adults. However, voters then approved two propositions to cover poor childless adults under Medicaid, and county financial responsibility for their care was eliminated with a resulting change in the law.
Two or three years ago, faced with serious budget deficits, the state essentially dropped coverage for poor childless adults despite the earlier voter approved Medicaid for them. For the first time in generations, those people had no fall back coverage if they became uninsured.
All of the above had nothing to do with Obamacare. A couple hundred thousand poor were dropped for two years from the states Medicaid program despite earlier voter approval for their inclusion.
It has been a disaster for the poor with illness these past two years. The governor recognizes this and wants to restore the earlier program. The earlier program made people eligible for treatment if their income were below 100% of the federal poverty level, and that is the level that the governor wanted to restore.
Where ObamaCare comes into this picture is that it requires setting the income eligibility level at 138% of the federal poverty level instead of 100%. It is 138% or nothing, which sucks.
Arizona taxpayers will continue to pay for Medicaid services in the other states and must decide whether it will also receive the Medicaid funded services locally for poor childless adults - or - will instead pay twice by also paying higher private insurance rates (a tax on the insured) to make up the losses from doctors and hospitals as a result of no Medicaid for poor childless adults.
The governor’s goal was to restore Medicaid for the poor, as directed previously by voters. Obamacare then required that more people be included - the difference between 100% and 138% of the Federal poverty level.
jan has been extremely tough against obama, seriously. i wonder if the metdata finally paid off for barry.
What is so hard to figure out. Obama has her emails. She cooperates, the emails don’t go public.
seems that have found dirt on her and now are black mailing her because the same Brewer two years ago would have got her middle finger to obama
I guess they found out Brewer is a closet something. Must be
that its mandatory that politicians must have some form of
perversion or another. Could be that during he night of the
Benghazi attack Obama was practicing his.
Both parties suck. Both parties are out for what they can gain for themselves. If it buys a vote, they are for it. They don’t care about the people who work and pay the bills in this nation. I don’t give a rat’s hip pockets for EITHER party or the fools in either party. I am sick of them all. I have taken to caring about the local issues in my county and state. I am tired of worrying about the national issues because there is absolutely nothing we can do about them. The idiots of the RINO party in Sodom on the Potomac don’t care about us. Only about staying in office and power. I’m sick of the entire mob of them.
I'm not sure there's much we can do at this point. It appears the majority of D.C. is pushing hard toward an agenda to reform America.
Three more years of Obozo? Look at what's happened in 4 1/2, particularly in the last 6 months.
Among all the scandals, there is ONE huge scandal. It is called Conspiracy.
All this scandal info poured out in rapid succession on the America people...months AFTER the election.
There has been an enormous conspiracy to get Obozo back into the white house. There are scores of people up in D.C. that knew all of this info months if not years before this election....and hid it from the American people.
If all this had come out months before the election...this big eared bozo would never been elected.
Three and a half more years of this cronyism up there in D.C., I'm not sure this country will be quite as civil.
Just my take.
There are two important points to bear in mind.
1. Those who are not founded in principles and truth are terrified and swayed by the opinions of others. In politics, this translates into not wanting bad press and not wanting to be cast outside the GOPE.
2. Many politicians understand that our economic structure (deficit spending) is heading invariably to economic and monetary catastrophe and they are desperately trying to obtain whatever funds they can and reduce spending as much as possible. Most of these politicians do not understand the basics of Austrian economics, and so they do not understand that all deficit-spending by the government results in a drain on the economy. That is, even those who claim to be fiscal conservatives can be swayed that deficit-spending can help their economies.
One good result of the economic collapse we are watching in slow-motion is that politicians in both parties are revealing their true beings: the liberals/leftists as being hardcore soviet-style statists whose ultimate goal is to destroy America’s prosperity, freedom, and sovereignty; and GOPEs as being spineless lemmings seeking to please the loudest mouths and to protect their own careers, which they believe are best protected by the GOPE, not their constituents.
The worst part of all this is that those of us who are truly conservative and who understand monetary science and basic economics now realize that there are only a few people at the state and national levels who understand what is happening and who are trying to prevent a collapse.
In short, we can now see clearly that the overwhelming majority of the forces are aligned with the side that is destroying this country.
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