Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) on Monday elaborated on her embrace of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, aruging that it was a moral consideration.
During an interview on KFYI in Phoenix, Brewer made her decision sound like it was a no-brainer, noting that a rejection of those federal dollars would simply result in them being invested elsewhere.
"It is the best option that we have. And it's the right option at this point in time," Brewer told host Mike Broomhead. "You know, it's going to create jobs, particularly our rural hospitals. And it's a moral thing. We've got people that need insurance. And we're paying for it, but the taxpayers are paying for it now. So, when you put everything down side-by-side, it's the right thing to do. It just is impossible to think of doing anything else. Why would I want to send $2 billion to New York or New Jersey or back East to anywhere where they would just squander it, or give it to Colorado?"
Listen to the interview: