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GOP panel 'censures' gov, lawmakers over Medicaid

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PRESCOTT, AZ (AP) -

The Yavapai County Republican Committee has voted to censure Gov. Jan Brewer and a handful of Arizona legislators over their support of Medicaid expansion.

The Prescott Daily Courier reports that group's "Resolution to Censure," passed Saturday by a narrow 59-50 margin.

Yavapai County Republican Chairman Jim Dutton says the resolution was a way for political organizations to express strong disapproval of elected officials' actions.

Among those named in the resolution were Republican Sen. Steve Pierce and Rep. Heather Carter.

The expansion makes about 300,000 more people eligible for Medicaid in the state. As part of that expansion, hospitals will pay the state's $250 million annual match to get $1.6 billion a year from the federal government.

Pierce said he rarely heard from people opposed to Medicaid expansion.

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