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Ira Meyers
Blogger,Proud Liberal
03:27 PM on 02/28/2011
Is she going to replace the tens of thousands that is funding her son in an AZ. institution?
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dimplesmile7
03:25 PM on 02/28/2011
There is a hot space in he// for Jan Brewer.
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PatLow
A karate man bruises on the inside
03:13 PM on 02/28/2011
What is concerning is that Brewer is doing this despite the fact that this program was approved by voters in 2000. It is my understanding that the law cannot be changed by the legislature unless the change progresses the law forward. I am not sure how anyone can call this move progressing it forward in any way.
 
The other issue is thaat the job losses are almost all private sector. They are doctors, nurses, and other healthcare proffesionals who spend money in the overall economy. I believe the multiplier is 3 to 1 so in otherwords every dollar spent on this program ends up being 3 dollars in the overall economy. This could be a 1.5 billion dollar hit to AZ's economy which will result in lower tax revenues and even deeper cuts.  
05:03 PM on 02/28/2011
The local estimate is 48,000 jobs will be lost.
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PatLow
A karate man bruises on the inside
05:30 PM on 02/28/2011
Thanks for the info. I heard someone from Banner Health on NPR last week. He and many in the healthcare industry never thought that Brewer would get Federal approval to do this. They see this as an economic disaster.
 
How will Brewer explain to people why the doctor they see is suddenly gone or out of business? How will she explain higher insurance premiums and rising costs and number of people in medicaid.
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King Joffe Joffer
Independent, part time ruler of Zamunda
03:05 PM on 02/28/2011
This what happens when puppets are elected governor. I honestly believe that Brewer doesnt fully understand half the legislation that she signs. She surely cant articulate her feelings beyond talking points. She was elected because she threatened to keep the brown people out of their native land.

Now fully entrenched in office, it is readily apparent that she is in over her head. She is a walking billboard for the federal oversight of state governments. Im being a bit facetious but is scary to think what this woman is going to do next.
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Hoosierbrad
I know it when I see it.
02:57 PM on 02/28/2011
The cons seem to think that solving these problems can be done with the swipe of a pen. What they don't realize is that our entire health care system is interconnected. If Governor Brewer takes 500 million dollars away from hospitals with the swipe of a pen, the hospitals are going to try to get that revenue from other sources, or they will go out of business; and those bondholders will get nothing for their investment. Or, they could just raise prices, but that will result in insurance prices going out of sight, with the same result, because people would be dropping insurance like flies.
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AllanAZ
An Arizonian fair ultra liberal voice and view.
02:49 PM on 02/28/2011
There is horrible leadership here in AZ.

There has not been any attempt to meet with the medical industry in AZ to deal
with health care. The GOP simply started taking away coverage from the sickest
citizens. Now the House is floating bills which would lay waste to the last chance
state health insurance pool, which is the only health insurance many Arizonians can obtain.

If the House has it's way we will have millions of state citizens without coverage, forced
in to become bankrupt and forced onto federal medicare rolls.

What upsets me the most is how cold blooded the actions of the governor and legislature are.
The Arizona health care system and the health of millions of citizens is at stake and
our GOP leaders here couldn't give a care, they simply cold blooded killers.
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blueplano
I'm a yellow dog
02:48 PM on 02/28/2011
She doesn't care - she has tax-payer funded healthcare.
02:40 PM on 02/28/2011
Queen of the death panels.
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VietVet67
I wore the uni for this?
02:39 PM on 02/28/2011
Is she going to "strike" herself since she's 68 and probably on MediCare or is she leeching from the state?
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S-Man
Floating down the stream of time.
02:36 PM on 02/28/2011
Just revolting.
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KickstandCat
Christian, therefore Liberal
02:36 PM on 02/28/2011
I see the Cry pt Kee per's at it again. Dea th Pan els anyone?
02:28 PM on 02/28/2011
So typical of the Republicans. She gave huge tax breaks to the corporations, who pay little if any taxes and now she wants to balance the budget on the backs of the poor. What an embarassment this woman is! Next they are going to leave the union, you watch!
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PDXM1ke
GOP: Grossly Over-Paid
02:25 PM on 02/28/2011
Look. A state that is the petri dish for Republican policy.

Man, they certainly look like they have it together out there.
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PatLow
A karate man bruises on the inside
03:16 PM on 02/28/2011
If you believe that driving the economy into the ground is the right approach. Her moves are resulting in more job losses which then create more financial problems. This move will end up costing people with private insurance as well.
 
Yes, they really have it together alright.
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PDXM1ke
GOP: Grossly Over-Paid
03:22 PM on 02/28/2011
What, they are getting rid of all those pesky state parks and highway hospitality stops (though hospitality in Arizona may not be what you think), they have put the State Capitol on sale (literally) and they are ensuring that every underemployed Arizona citizen has the right to die without the benefit of health care. From a Republican perspective, that is pretty darn good.
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studmoose
This Micro-Bio Intentionally Left Blank
02:23 PM on 02/28/2011
If you read the article closely, you'll see...

She's boned!
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jimmygeewhiz
is it 4/20 yet?
02:49 PM on 02/28/2011
or about to be.
02:10 PM on 02/28/2011
1.2 billion budget gap while giving tax breaks for corporations, and, don't forget the new stadiums.