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Jan Brewer: The Tea Party Hero Who Saved Obamacare

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GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 28: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer talks to the news media after voting in the Republican presidential primary February 28, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. Arizona is a winner take all state, with all the delegates from the state going to the winner of the primary. Early voting began in the state February 2, with over 300, 000 votes already cast as of February 27. (Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images) | Getty

THIS WEEK, Arizona became the 24th state to approve Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare—but only because of the efforts of an extremely unlikely advocate: Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, a Tea Party hero who had once memorably wagged her finger in President Obama’s face on an airport tarmac.

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