When Gov. Jan Brewer announced her plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, one of the few hospitals in Arizona to object was the Mayo Clinic. Under the plan, Arizona would pay for its share of the expansion by taxing hospitals and using the revenue to qualify for massive amounts of federal matching funds. Even though they would be paying a new assessment, most hospitals would get more money back through federal reimbursements for Medicaid patients.
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