KJZZ staff and the Valley jazz community lost a true friend this week. Paul Anderson passed away unexpectedly Jan. 20.
House seeks to answer questions on Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan
Governor Jan Brewer's plan to expand Medicaid goes under the microscope this week as a house committee looks into the details. House Appropriations Committee chairman John Kavanagh says the informational meeting, set for Wednesday, will settle some of the remaining questions. As for Kavanagh, a Fountain Hills Republican, he says nothing can sway his opposition to the governor's plan.
“I don’t see how spending more money, I don’t see how adding 400,000 people onto an already swollen, indigent healthcare system of 1.2 million people, how that saves you money,” Kavanagh said.
But Brewer says her plan provides cost-effective care to Arizonans most in need while both protecting hospitals and reducing strain on the State budget. She argues the Medicaid restoration will not sacrifice state dollars.