States Battle with Federal Government on Health Care

The story of Randy Shepherd, 36, who was denied a new heart because Arizona cut some organ transplant coverage for Medicaid patients, grabbed national headlines. At a time when Medicaid enrollment is on a steady rise and the economy remains weak, it has also unearthed old tensions between states and the federal government that lie at the heart of the health care debate. Faced with a budget deficit of more than $1 billion, Arizona's majority Republican legislature has slowly been cutting...Full Story
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