State Supreme Court upholds Medicaid expansion

The Arizona Supreme Court in a unanimous decision rejected a bid from a group of 36 current and former Republican lawmakers to overturn the state’s Medicaid expansion.

The lawmakers argued that a hospital assessment used to pay the state’s portion of the Medicaid expansion is a tax that required a two-thirds legislative majority to enact. The 2013 Legislature narrowly approved the assessment.

However, the state’s high court rejected that claim, upholding a lower court’s ruling.

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By: AZCentral / 11-17-17