In a report, a free-market advocacy group claims that the decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to expand Medicaid will sharply increase the number of people in the program. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.
Three Republican governors in the Southwest have announced in the past few weeks their support for an expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, despite longstanding Republican opposition to the plan.
Judy Rich, President and CEO of Tucson Medical Center, says Gov. Jan Brewer's plan to expand the state's Medicaid program will help her hospital deal with the rising number of people who are getting care but unable to pay.