Monday, December 20, 2010

READ: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's Medicaid (AHCCCS) Letter To Speaker-Elect Boehner

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer dashed off a four-page letter to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker-Elect John Boehner on Friday (released today).  No holiday wishes, but a wish for next year: that the GOP-controlled House eliminate a "spending mandate" for state Medicaid programs, from the healthcare law.

Here is how the Arizona Daily Star summarizes it, and the response from Arizona Democratic Rep. Daniel Patterson.

Arizona's Politics is preparing a Fact Check on the detailed letter.  If you have any questions about any of the claims, or citations for or against them, please leave a comment here or send me an e-mail.

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sharon brooks said...

I would like to know if they are trying to cut ALTC

Mitch M. said...

I am not familiar with that acronym, Sharon. But, I'll venture a guess that "they" are. ;-)


Anonymous said...

ALTC's is the Arizona Long Term Care program. It benefits the Developmentlly disabled, provides funds to group homes and independant Long Term Care in home care.
If this program is cut, there is giong to be a large amount of people going onto Medicare Long Term Care or GOING WITHOUT ANY FORM OF CARE! This will result in job losses along with an increase in the homeless community.
People have a right to LIVE, along with the Right to LIVE an INDEPENDANTLY NORMAL of a LIFE as possible. These can be found in the Disability rights laws.