Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is wasting no time rallying support for her effort to expand the state's Medicaid plan.
The governor used a press conference Wednesday at Maricopa Medical Center to show she has support of hospitals. They're the ones who are being asked to agree to a new bed tax to help pay the state's cost of adding about 300,000 low-income people to the plan.
Leaders of the state's Chamber of Commerce community also attended, arguing that cutting the number of uninsured in the state will lower their insurance costs.
Brewer made the surprise announcement that she would expand the state's plan known as AHCCCS (Access) on Monday.
States have an option of not signing on to the Medicaid expansions that are part of the Affordable Care Act.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Thursday, June 8 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-06-08 16:44:50 GMT
A man wanted on charges in a kidnapping and shooting in Alabama is under arrest in New Jersey after a traffic stop. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say an officer pulled over 23-year-old Birmingham...More >>
A bill introduced on Tuesday proposes to arm Alabama's teachers after a deadly school shooting in Florida last week. Rep. Will Ainsworth, a Republican from Guntersville, says parents and teachers in his district asked...More >>
Thursday, June 8 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-08 18:45:08 GMT
Authorities say a Georgia police officer responded to the wrong house and shot and injured the homeowner. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that Henry County police asked the agency to...More >>
The governor and lawmakers have announced a proposal to slash income taxes in Georgia in response to federal tax changes passed in December. Republican Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday unveiled what he called one of the largest...More >>