Although Brewer has been a consistent opponent of Obamacare, she acknowledged Monday that the law is now an unavoidable reality and that Arizona would be worse off turning down the federal dollars that will come with broadening Medicaid. “Try as we might, the law was upheld by the United States Supreme Court,” Brewer said. “The Affordable Care Act is not going anywhere, at least not for the time being.” The Arizona governor said the federal funding would help pay for some individuals already covered by the state’s Medicaid program and provide some protection for the state’s rural hospitals.
Gov. Brewer is refusing to set up a healthcare exchange in her state, which means the federal government will do it, and she’ll get free money to boot. In other words, socialized medicine.
Why stand on political principle when there’s a shitload of money to be had?
At some point, Gov. Rick Scott here in Florida is going to get in on the money train… as soon as he can figure out how to direct the money to his own interests without leaving a trail of probable cause for a grand jury.
Tangential to that is the burgeoning cottage industry of people who opposed the healthcare law now raking in money from it, at least indirectly. No one ever went broke exploiting the greed, fear, and paranoia of the American public.