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Jan Brewer, say it ain’t so.

The Arizona governor has recently flipped and signed up for the Medicaid expansion available under Obamacare.

So, I’m gonna stand here and point at you and snarl. But I have your back, Purple Lips.
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Arizona was one of the states that claimed that the Medicaid mandate in Obamacare was unconstitutional, a contention upheld by the Supreme Court. In a letter to President Obama, Brewer called Obamacare “a vast new entitlement program that our country does not have the resources to support.”

So Brewer’s embrace of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion option comes as something of a surprise. What happened? According to the Wall Street Journal, Brewer’s switcheroo is indicative of “perverse ObamaCare incentives:”

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» 23 Comments

  1. thirdtwin

    February 5th, 2013

    More evidence that the two parties are just 50 shades of blue. Every state in the union is addicted to federal largesse, and the bureaucrats are really turning the screws behind the scenes now.

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  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 5th, 2013

    I’m sure whether they did it or not, medicaid/0bamacare will bankrupt them eventually.
    I know of hospitals and private clinics who will not accept any form of medicaid.

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  3. Billy Fuster

    February 5th, 2013

    They must have pictures of her having sex with a donkey.

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  4. McFartus Spontaneous

    February 5th, 2013

    If you go to Ebay right now you can bid on a Senator, Congressman, or Govenor’s soul.. Unfortunately, Satan has the market cornered…

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  5. Mrs Compton

    February 5th, 2013

    Gobsmacked. As a woman of a certain age, I better get to know who’s on the death panels and see if I can turn their heads for a few more months of life.

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  6. persecutor

    February 5th, 2013

    First Kasich and not Brewer. I think we need to secede from the GOP- we have no representation from them that’s worth a damn.

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  7. 99th Squad Leader

    February 5th, 2013

    The disease is spreading. Gov. McCrory in North Carolina told the Republican lead NC congress to “slow down” legislation on Obamacare Medicaid.

    NC congress voted to reject Medicaid expansion. Good for them.

    http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/snubbing_mccrory_senate_approves_limits_to_medicaid_expansion.

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  8. persecutor

    February 5th, 2013

    I meant “now Brewer”

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  9. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 5th, 2013

    She must be under some misguided belief that the money the feds spend comes from somewhere other than the residents of her own state.

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  10. Unneutral

    February 5th, 2013

    Insanity prevails…..

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  11. Corky

    February 5th, 2013

    And the governor of New Mexico as well–our great female Hispanic hope.

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  12. Ohio Dan

    February 5th, 2013

    Thank the RNC, Carl Rove types for this. Boehner said the day after the 2012 elections it’s the law of the land and they would no longer oppose it. I listened to Rand Paul say the same thing. This freight train is coming and we are screwed. I wonder if the Republicans realize howby are going to get their clocks cleaned this mid-term. If a Tea Party candidate is not on the ballot I am not going to vote for the pricks. They hve burned theilastr bridge with me. Let it burn.

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  13. Ohio Dan

    February 5th, 2013

    They have burned their last bridge with me. Let it burn.

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  14. Tim

    February 5th, 2013

    I repeat: They are ALL criminals.

    They fancy that are the peasants and they are the aristocracy.

    And most of us just want a free phone outta the deal.

    The Republic is dead.

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  15. Tim

    February 5th, 2013

    “… that [we] are the peasants …”

    Insert ‘we’

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  16. dapenguin

    February 5th, 2013

    @Mary Jane- the most famous of those is the Mayo Clinic!

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  17. thirdtwin

    February 5th, 2013

    It must be coincidence that Brewer and Kasich stabbed us in the back on the day Eric Kantor kicked off his big effort to woo voters to the GOP. It looks more likely he will be trading voters, at best.

    And remember how they were telling us after the election that one of the bright spots for the GOP was all the Governors they had and the state houses they controlled?

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  18. Unneutral

    February 5th, 2013

    The political system in this country makes me want to puke.

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  19. KF

    February 5th, 2013

    Her administration is LOADED with people who represent the health insurance business who are too short sited and unprincipled to realize 0bamacare is bad for everyone.

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  20. jclady

    February 5th, 2013

    I went to a conference week before last where two of the speakers were our Governor and Attorney General.

    It was truly uplifting to listen to both of them talk about why GA opted out of the Medicaid expansion — it would cost the State an additional $3 billion over 10 years! No brainer.

    Our AG was involved in the lawsuit that went to the SC. He also talked about many other government overreach issues that the State is preparing suit.

    At least GA is not going down without a fight!

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  21. KF

    February 5th, 2013

    Jan Brewers people rejected the idea of health ace compacts

    http://www.healthcarecompact.org/

    This is one of the (if not the) best way to defeat 0bamacare via simply ignoring it and setting up an alternate way of doing business. Brewers people, who are connected to the health insurance business, rejected the idea because 0bamacare will theoretically provide bigger profits.I have nothing against making more money, but in this case the greater profits are short term and come at the expense of the health care industry as we used to know it.

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  22. KF

    February 5th, 2013

    Ugh, that should be “health care compacts”

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  23. sablegsd

    February 5th, 2013

    I sent a couple of hot emails to my governor heiniass about this. Fluking moron passed up a chance to throw a boulder in front of ovomithealthcareinsurancepowergrabandrunawaytaxingbs and rolled over on his back and pissed on himself in his haste to lick ovomits flaccid cock. I wonder if he is related to the crying orange ball less wonder we all know and hate.

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