Jan Brewer holds tough on expanding Medicaid. Meanwhile, Wisconsin has become surrounded by Medicaid expander states.

Big tip ‘o’ the hat to the guy at “Secular Talk” on YouTube for letting me know that Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer is refusing to sign a single piece of Arizona state legislation until she gets cooperation from her legislature on her plan to expand Medicaid.

In fact, she recently vetoed 5 pieces of legislation.

“I warned that I would not sign additional measures into law until we see resolution of the two most pressing issues facing us: adoption of a fiscal 2014 state budget and plan for Medicaid,” wrote Brewer in her veto message. “It is disappointing I must demonstrate the moratorium was not an idle threat.”

Meanwhile, Wisconsin is becoming literally surrounded by states that have accepted additional dollars for Medicaid under the Obamacare program.

“As of May 22nd, every state that borders Wisconsin has called for, in some form, accepting federal funds for their state’s Medicaid program. Governor Walker’s plan to reject these funds has raised large amounts of criticism from over 230 Wisconsin organizations: including business, hospitals, newspapers and county governments. Additionally, more and more state GOP senators are expressing concern with Walker’s plan.”

“Got Healthcare Wisconsin?” has the details on that for you.

Thanks to Scott Walker and his right wing supporters [some of whom vowed to arrest any federal official who tried to implement Obamacare] Wisconsin remains 1 of 13 states that refuses to participate in the expansion of the Medicaid program. The other obstinate states are Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Texas. –source


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