Saturday, February 08, 2014


Gov. Jan Brewer is one of the few GOP governors who approved of the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare and that so upset 36 Republican legislators that they filed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the expansion.  A judge ruled against them:
Suit challenging Ariz. gov's Medicaid plan tossed

1 hour ago • By BOB CHRISTIE
Arizona Daily Star

A lawsuit challenging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan that was filed by fellow Republicans in the state Legislature was dismissed in a ruling released Saturday, handing Brewer a major victory in her battle against conservative members of her own party.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper agreed with Brewer that the lawmakers challenging the law don't have the right to sue, saying their argument was incorrect that a hospital assessment included in House Bill 2010 that passed in June was, in fact, a tax that required a supermajority vote of the Legislature under Arizona's Constitution.

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