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Brewer says killing "Obamacare" now could cripple the state budget
Arizona Daily Star ^ | 10-10-13 | By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

Posted on 10/10/2013 11:21:33 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday that she does not want U.S. House Republicans to succeed in their bid to shut down the Affordable Care Act, saying it would “devastate” the state budget.

Brewer said she has never been a fan of “Obamacare.’’ And she pointed out she was among several governors who sued — unsuccessfully — to have it declared unconstitutional.

But the governor said once it was clear the law would take effect, she sought ways to have Arizona take advantage of a key provision rewarding states that expand their Medicaid programs. In this state, that is the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, which she described as the “gold standard” of Medicaid programs.

And she said that made it worthwhile to fight with members of her own Republican Party, to the point of forming an alliance with legislative Democrats, to push the plan through.

“The bottom line is we need that money in our economy to save rural hospitals and jobs in the rural areas,” the governor said, as well as making sure hospitals in metropolitan areas, where most AHCCCS patients are seen, get paid. “It’s all about jobs and getting back federal dollars that our taxpayers have paid to the federal government, to bring them home.”

Brewer estimates the Affordable Care Act will produce $1.6 billion in payments a year to the state’s Medicaid program. And she said there is no direct cost to Arizona taxpayers, with the state’s share being paid by a tax on hospitals.

(Excerpt) Read more at azstarnet.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: brewer; budget; killing; obamacare; rino
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How many others opted to expand their medicaid with Obamacare and fear it will be cut off? I believe 27 states refused it.
1 posted on 10/10/2013 11:21:33 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

sucks to be you Brewer.. Nobody forced you accept those funds.


2 posted on 10/10/2013 11:23:00 AM PDT by scbison
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To: sheikdetailfeather

That was the whole purchase of Obamacare. MORE dependency on Federal (Democrat) government.


3 posted on 10/10/2013 11:24:01 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Well you shouldn’t have put all your eggs in one basket...


4 posted on 10/10/2013 11:24:12 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: scbison

Let me translate: I will certainly turn my back on my principles if it will make my state budget look bad, since I also turned my back on principle a few months ago......

Bye Jan. Like Jindal, you make a nice move, then stop short........


5 posted on 10/10/2013 11:24:41 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Invasion of the Body Snatchers.


6 posted on 10/10/2013 11:24:47 AM PDT by funfan
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To: sheikdetailfeather

That’s what happens when you hitch you wagon to a dead horse.


7 posted on 10/10/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Behold the infantile screams when the federal teet is withdrawn.


8 posted on 10/10/2013 11:25:48 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: scbison

“sucks to be you Brewer.. Nobody forced you accept those funds.”

Right. In fact, I believe the people who voted her into office were quite angry when she decided to do so.


9 posted on 10/10/2013 11:26:03 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Zero sympathy, Governor. I’m pissed I’ll be one of the folks who will have to bail you out for this act of stupidity. WE WARNED YOU that expanding our version of Medicaid would cost us a fortune, but YOU WOULDN’T LISTEN.

(Sorry about the shouting. Well, not really. I’ve never liked her.)


10 posted on 10/10/2013 11:26:16 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Brewer said she has never been a fan of “Obamacare.”

I was against the bill before I was for it.


11 posted on 10/10/2013 11:26:35 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: MNGal

You betcha.


12 posted on 10/10/2013 11:26:57 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Boo Freakin’ Hoo Jan . . . no sympathy for RINO Gov’s.


13 posted on 10/10/2013 11:27:37 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

She could have done what Nikky Haley did - nullification.


14 posted on 10/10/2013 11:27:49 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: sheikdetailfeather
She chose poorly...


15 posted on 10/10/2013 11:27:52 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

It’s amazing how similar government is to habit forming narcotics. She jonesin’ for that fix. Runny nose, incoherant speech, the whole nine yards.


16 posted on 10/10/2013 11:28:50 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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>> take advantage of a key provision rewarding states that expand their Medicaid programs.

This is why America is dying...or dead already. States compete to increase spending so they can take a bigger slice of the federal pie.


17 posted on 10/10/2013 11:29:29 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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But the governor said once it was clear the law would take effect, she sought ways to have Arizona take advantage of a key provision rewarding states that expand their Medicaid programs. In this state, that is the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, which she described as the “gold standard” of Medicaid programs.

Jan, Arizona would have to change their laws back. Simple as that! Undo the bad deeds for your people, leader.

18 posted on 10/10/2013 11:29:36 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

What? Jindal said he likes Obama Care?


19 posted on 10/10/2013 11:30:33 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: sheikdetailfeather

It’s already that entrenched?!


20 posted on 10/10/2013 11:30:50 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Must be starting to look like a possible win on defunding Obamacare if the leeches are starting to sweat their handouts.


21 posted on 10/10/2013 11:30:52 AM PDT by Kenny (<p>)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If the state chose to plan their budget so foolishly, then it will be their own fault. Maybe after suffering the consequences, they will learn not to count chickens before they hatch.


22 posted on 10/10/2013 11:31:14 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: funfan

>>Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

I was just thinking of that this morning. Every day, I wake up and find another conservative “turned” into one of the pod people.

The original story for Body Snatchers is a warning against communism. I guess it still is.


23 posted on 10/10/2013 11:31:23 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
And she said there is no direct cost to Arizona taxpayers, with the state’s share being paid by a tax on hospitals.

Because of course those hospitals are not going to raise fees to cover those new taxes........

24 posted on 10/10/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT by commish (The takers rule. Time to implement the triple G plan - GOD, GUNS, & GOLD)
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To: Kenny

Perhaps her response explains the real reasons for other Pubbies reluctance to fight...


25 posted on 10/10/2013 11:32:15 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Rick Scott wanted to expand medicaid here in Florida but our conservative legislature stopped it. Even Jeb Bush advised against doing so.


26 posted on 10/10/2013 11:34:14 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: commish

The hospitals that
(drumroll please...)
have to treat any illegal alien that walks in the door by federal law regardless of ability to pay.
I’m here all week.


27 posted on 10/10/2013 11:34:31 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Robert Bentley here in Alabama just flat said it wasn’t going to happen, period.


28 posted on 10/10/2013 11:36:07 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Hey Brewer, it won’t affect your state budget at all (unless you were stupid enough to expand Medicaid). In fact here in Georgia, we might actually benefit from it. Because of our state’s refusal to expand Medicaid, the federal government will not be offering Obamacare subsidies to people living below the poverty line. So if these career third, fourth, and fifth generation welfare recipients want Obamacare, they will have to move to a state that expanded Medicaid like New York, Massachusetts, California, or Arizona. In fact, to get them the hell out of our state, we might even pay for the bus ticket. Where do you prefer we send them? Phoenix? Or Tucson?


29 posted on 10/10/2013 11:36:54 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Hoodat

You can bet that many liberals will be moving to these states in droves and this will affect the elections.


30 posted on 10/10/2013 11:38:48 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Hoodat

I believe Kentucky will be another medicaid mecca along with Arizona.


31 posted on 10/10/2013 11:39:57 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

McCain, Brewer... what is it about Arizona?


32 posted on 10/10/2013 11:40:49 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Yeah. Well, it’s either scramble with the budget or make our kids do it

Sigh


33 posted on 10/10/2013 11:41:10 AM PDT by stanne
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Brewer estimates the Affordable Care Act will produce $1.6 billion in payments a year to the state’s Medicaid program. And she said there is no direct cost to Arizona taxpayers, with the state’s share being paid by a tax on hospitals.

And where do you think that money is coming from Governor? A giant cactus?

34 posted on 10/10/2013 11:41:24 AM PDT by McGruff (Obama: The Problem Is ... I am Not the Emperor of the United States)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Put the blame where it belongs.

With power mad socialist democrats, ignorant voters, greedy voters, and Justice Roberts.


35 posted on 10/10/2013 11:41:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: jsanders2001

Too damn bad Brewer. You sold our state out and now this is what we will live with. I say get rid of Obamacare and we’ll suffer the consequences.


36 posted on 10/10/2013 11:45:00 AM PDT by Right Ahead
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Translation: They broke her. She is another Obama heroin addict.
37 posted on 10/10/2013 11:45:07 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I think ObamaCare needs to be fully implemented. That means excluding all the 100 or so exemptions Our Emperor has granted that circumvent the law. There needs to be a full blow crash top to bottom. Ugly as that may be.

That is, in essence, the seed of revolution against the liberals who seek to destroy the country and non-urban citizens of the USA.


38 posted on 10/10/2013 11:45:37 AM PDT by llevrok (Democrats are LAW-LESS because the GOP is Ball-Less)
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To: Talisker

“McCain, Brewer... what is it about Arizona?”, Carpetbagging LEECHES!


39 posted on 10/10/2013 11:46:22 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: funfan
Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

They got Barry Goldwater late in life.

btw, the original Kevin McCarthy version of that flick is a allegory for the communists' "long march" through American institutions. I often feel like Kevin McCarthy at the end of the flick, frantically running, shouting at someone - anyone - to listen.


40 posted on 10/10/2013 11:47:08 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: jsanders2001

Did she not have the power to stop zero from a second term? Didn’t she have an eligibility bill on her desk that signing it would require documentation to prove presidential eligibility?

If Arizona had done that, how many other states would have done so also?


41 posted on 10/10/2013 11:47:11 AM PDT by CPO retired
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To: sheikdetailfeather

"Face it. You screwed up. You trusted us."
42 posted on 10/10/2013 11:48:37 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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...a key provision rewarding states that expand their Medicaid...

Ah yes, the cocaine hustled by the central government for a couple of years. Once addicted, the same central government takes away the drugs leaving the costly addiction behind. Karl Marx is smiling in hell.

43 posted on 10/10/2013 11:49:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

She’s not only willing to SELL THE U.S. CONSTITUTION OUT FOR MONEY, she’s PROUD OF IT!


44 posted on 10/10/2013 11:50:14 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: sheikdetailfeather

She doesn’t get it. Obamacare was never designed to work, it was designed to fail...


45 posted on 10/10/2013 11:50:36 AM PDT by Geoffrey
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Jan made her bed....

...now she can lay in it!

46 posted on 10/10/2013 11:52:08 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Paine in the Neck

If you read this you will find “Barry” was pretty RINO’y/GOP-ey and squishy about alot of things: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Goldwater


47 posted on 10/10/2013 11:55:42 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

she was a fool to take the money and her lack of leadership deserves failure.


48 posted on 10/10/2013 11:55:57 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“The bottom line is we need that money in our economy to save rural hospitals and jobs in the rural areas,” the governor said, as well as making sure hospitals in metropolitan areas, where most AHCCCS patients are seen, get paid. “It’s all about jobs and getting back federal dollars that our taxpayers have paid to the federal government, to bring them home.”

Couple of things, Jan: How’d your state keep those rural places going before those federal dollars?
You didn’t pay those dollars, Jan...Bernanke created them. You just said “no no “ a couple times then shucked your panties and bent over.

Huh-unh...not working for me.


49 posted on 10/10/2013 11:57:22 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Another Republican Coward squawks!


50 posted on 10/10/2013 11:58:14 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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